Boyle sends out wrong signals
NOT many of us take Senator Dan Boyle very seriously. Indeed, not many of us take his party, the Greens, seriously except on the numerous occasions when they contrive to annoy sensible people and make them regret that the party ever found a place of influence in the political system.
But regrettably or otherwise, they do have a place in the system. They hold two seats in the Cabinet. The Government depends on them for its existence. And Mr Boyle is the party chairman and finance spokesman.
So when he makes a pronouncement on an issue of the highest importance, people sit up and take notice -- at home and, more dangerously, abroad.