Via Stuff, re the ongoing ACC privacy debacle:
Collins has insisted she is “100 per cent certain” neither she nor anyone in her office was responsible for the leak of an email about Pullar.
I’m always intrigued when politicians issue these blanket denials, because they’re usually so much cagier (‘It would be inappropriate to comment pending the outcome of the inquiry . . .’). I recall a similar blanket denial back in 2008 when someone taped Bill English at a National Party fund-raiser. Someone in Labour – Mike Williams? – denied that anyone in the Labour Party was associated with the incident. Which made me think that Williams knew exactly who had taped English, because how else could he make a definitive statement precluding anyone associated with the Labour Party?
Collins’ office is a bit smaller, but she can’t know for sure whether one of her staffers leaked Pullars’ name and then lied to her about it, unless she knows exactly who did leak it. If you follow me.