Attack a Labour cabinet minister and Helen attacks you right back.
It was pro-smacking group Family First who released the news that David Cunliffe (AKA, "Silent T") gave his child a light smack on the hand at the LynnMall shopping centre in Auckland on Saturday. And last night it was Helen Clark telling TV news that this is an "extremist organisation" making a "vexatious complaint."
Doesn't alter the nature of the complaint, does it.
And isn't "extremist" dangerously close to "not mainstream"?
UPDATE: Nothing like creating another scapegoat, is there.