It all came crashing down, as it was always going to, but with a number of strands as to how it played out.
Firstly, what she said was unforgivable. It is everything the Green Party should not be.
It is everything that keeps them stuck at five or six percent in the polls as it has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with mad social engineering.
There is a reason that there is a sense he is not quite on top of what he should be on top of.
And one of the reasons is David Seymour, who was on top of it.
He sent out the usual array of press releases, complete with facts, to show what a flake Marama is, her lack of engagement in the portfolio that, in the protest, she was so exercised about and yet the rest of the time you have never heard a peep.
Then we get to the bit where Labour is attached to her. What part of her madness does Hipkins want to be associated with?
Just what role do the Greens have in this Government? What use are they and how badly does their nuttiness reflect on the major party?
Going forward, given all the polls, just how much more of this does Labour want if they be in a position to stitch together some sort of coalition post October 14th?
Then you get to poor old James Shaw who, once again, has got to be wondering why the hell he hangs out with these nutters.
So, all in all, not the best day at the office for the Greens.
It's a reminder that Marama is really just a loud mouth activist, if not extremist, who is more into damage than she is effectiveness.
So, we've got a Government that associates with the fringe and, seemingly, willingly so.
An Opposition leader that doesn’t appear to read the room in a way a smaller opposition party leader does.
And a day or two worth of drama and headlines that, yet again, steers our attention away from what really matters.
The fact we are going backwards, our kids aren't at school, those who are aren't learning, crime is a crisis, the health care system on its knees, you can’t get labour - and here comes a recession.
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Mike Hosking is a New Zealand television and radio broadcaster. He currently hosts The Mike Hosking Breakfast show on NewstalkZB on weekday mornings.