Leighton Smith: PM's baby is interfering with her job

Author
Leighton Smith,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:38AM
Is it a big deal? They say it will cost $80,000, other reports say much more than that.

The PM is going to cost us money, is that a big deal? In the greater scheme of things, No.

Is it hypocritical? I would suggest it is, but that isn’t the point.

The point is she had a choice to make. As a working mother you have to make choices, we all know that, every working woman who has had a child and a job knows that.

Breastfeeding is to be encouraged for three months. Well the three months is up but she has decided she isn’t going to stop, and wants to keep breastfeeding. So that is interfering with her job as she chose to do it.

Where am I wrong so far?

This is interfering with her going to the conference in Nauru. She is going anyway for a shorter period and it is going to cost a whole lot of extra money.

Is it a big deal? They say it will cost $80,000, other reports say much more than that. Does it really matter in the greater scheme of things?

Then we get to Winston and the Pacific. I’ve heard it all, he knows all the players and can represent New Zealand well enough.

So the question is why does she need to go? Is it because she thinks Winston will be taking the limelight? I suggest that has something to do with it.

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