I believe in passion. It gets things done. But passion without compassion is dangerous. Some of the vitriol in the blogs from the States about Obama is downright scary. Sotomayor is presented as either a saint or a devil. Likewise here. Some of the things I read about Helen Clark left me bewildered. How could so much malevolence be aimed at an able person attempting to do her best. Now I see the same acrimony in comment about John Key. Policies are fair game. Criticism yes. Hatred no. We need more tolerance. Which means not attacking personality.