Recently retired pugilist David Tua is obviously a man of great principle.
His principle is to join up with any political party, so long as it is a Maori party. Whether it leans to the right, the left or wherever is neither here nor there to him.
And so – we learn here today – he has talked with the Maori Party about entering politics.
And just to show how adept he is at ducking and weaving, he will be talking with Hone Harawira’s Mana Party next month.