I never thought I’d be writing this post. Nevertheless, as I write, Jeanette is in Wellington announcing that she is stepping down as an MP.
This post is a place for frogblog readers to send a personal message to Jeanette or recall a favourite memory. If you would like to debate the consequences or your reaction, do so here.
What I’d really like to do is take a moment and celebrate an awesome political career. In Jeanette’s words from Green at Heart:
“Sometimes you wonder, when the world is moving toward an
acknowledgement of all the issues we have highlighted, why do people still feel compelled to say ‘Mind you I’m not a Greenie’?” she questions.
“Perhaps it’s because we’ve never acceded to populism and green-wash. We’ve always been real. That said, I’m infinitely proud of what we’ve achieved as it’s been through a mix of integrity, influence and good ideas. In that respect the Green Party is in good shape and this great bunch of people will keep on promoting solutions to get us all out of this mess.”
All I want to say is that we are infinitely proud of you Jeanette, and that we will miss your leadership and your example. It’s you who have kept it real!
As I said earlier, this post is a place for frogblog readers to send a personal message to Jeanette or recall a favourite memory.