On the way to the House for Question Time this afternoon I went past the media scrum in the foyer. Radio NZ’s political editor Brent Edwards was hobbling around on crutches. Brent took part in a celebrity debate last week with myself, Annette King, Lianne Dalziel and others. It was a fundraiser for the South Wellington Karate Club. During the debate Brent decided to show off some of his karate moves. During the second part of his debate speech he was hugging the podium pretty close. Now we know why – as he stretched back he snapped his achilles. Have to say I’m pretty impressed he made it through the rest of the debate without letting on. Amazing what a powerful thing pride can be… Brings whole new meaning to the term ‘snap debate’ though!