Sir John's appointment is his second high-profile position since leaving Parliament.
For those of us who think elections should be about policy, not politics, MMP presents a special kind of purgatory.
Labour is offering the style of radical change and the substance of little change: National is doing the opposite.
Lies, damned lies and the former foreign minister.
Weekly Hit: The wheels have come off Jacindamania with the new Labour leader unable to give meaningful answers on anything.