Of course you didn't support it, Paula. Support is something you do after someone else has taken the lead. In this case, that person was you. You caused it, knowingly.
"The only regret that I have is that in some quarters I think it has been an absolute horrific debate that's been very personalised and ugly, and I certainly don't support that." (1)
1 - "One mother apologises to Paula Bennett, the other remains defiant," by Scott Campbell, published by 3News, 29th of July, 2009. (http://www.3news.co.nz/One-mother-apologises-to-Paula-Bennett-the-other-remains-defiant/tabid/419/articleID/114429/cat/525/Default.aspx)