A fast end to a lame duck has ended up as a lame end with a fast duck. The burning question: why did Key and Clark compromise? The answer is a little simpler than the amazing revelations that have arisen this week. If section 59 had been repealed, which is what H1 WANTED, pursuant to her agreement with the United Nations, and which National was so much against, although they said they wouldn’t reinstate it, then there was huge mileage for minor political parties at the next election. This is nothing more than the two big parties covering their butts by palming their obligations and responsibilities off to the Police. That’s not compromise, that’s vested interest from the two major political parties who fear accountability to the people of NZ, and they both may come to regret that in 2008.