Julie Anne Genter is a transport heavyweight. She’s got all the academic qualifications and consultancy experience to know what she’s talking about as far as transport is concerned. Gerry Brownlee is a heavyweight too, although his most admirable qualification in that regard appears to be his loyalty to the National Party and his being prepared to take one (or two, or three) for the team.
So here’s how they shaped up in 3 rounds of sparring in Parliament last week:
Big points win to Julie Anne. We have the long Easter recess for Parliament now, but I suspect when it resumes Julie Anne will win by TKO.
We Greens support non-violence, so however big and ignorant the opponent is, we still need to leave him or her with some respect. So no KO leaving Gerry convulsing on the canvas – although I’m sure you could do that, metaphorically, should you choose, Julie Anne.