No, I won't be joining the chorus of back slapping and standing ovations for former Prime Minister and handbrake on the nation, Helen Clark, as she heads off to more exalted climes.
Yes, she's got to the top of her own particular greasy pole, but it's not a climb I've admired nor a 'pole' I respect.
There is nothing good to say about the United Nations, which she now joins, and very little good to say about the career that got her there.
I can admire her intelligence, but I deplore what she's done with it.
Unlike those faux opponents who are once berated but are now glad-handing her -- and who in doing so reveal themselves as having fundamentally similar values -- I regard her as a cancerous and corrosive individual (and I use those words intentionally) whose life's work has made government bigger, and New Zealanders demonstrably less free.
New Zealand is all the better for her departure.