It is surprising, even to me, how quickly the public has taken a dislike to Pete Hodgson. People know there is something wrong with the health system and are past being patronised. One e-mailer to Newstalk ZB said, "The Health Minister makes me sick."
I came across a quote in a British paper, by one Tim Hames, which, adapted goes;
'The only justification for keeping Hodgson at Health is that he might save the public health system money by draining the electorate of the will to live'
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