Monday, July 16, 2007

Slightly new look...

Slightly new look to the site. Mainly 'cos I wanted to include a couple of features that weren't available on the new version of blogger.

Consequently, I've got rid of most of the old links. Any readers who think they're worth adding to my links should add comments here.

6 comments:

Insolent Prick said...

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Heine said...

Far from me to blow my own trumpet but I sometimes come up with a few posts worthy of a linkage.

Insolent Prick said...

Done, Clint.

libertyscott said...

One minor but notable comment IP, with your poll Judith Tizard is NOT a Cabinet Minister, she is a Minister outside Cabinet - she has never been elected to Cabinet because she is a blabbermouth. This fact upsets her, but is well known.

Insolent Prick said...

I concede, Scott, that Judith Tizard is not officially a cabinet minister. However, she does enjoy all the privileges of being in Cabinet. WInston Peters is not officially a Cabinet Minister either.

However, I'd argue that given Judith's status as Helen Clark's closest personal friend, the reason that Judith is not in Cabinet is not that Judith is indiscreet. She is undoubtedly privy to all sorts of Cabinet information.

I don't think Judith is particularly irked that she's not in Cabinet. The extremely low workload she has at the moment suits her fine.

I could not have worded the Poll as "which Labour Minister", since that would have excluded Winston.

I wonder if Judith Tizard's office will give their feedback on the outcome of this poll, as they have done previously on this blog.

libertyscott said...

Fair enough, I know Judith reportedly gets into a strop after each election and not getting into Cabinet (dad did after all), Helen assuages her afterwards. Judith is not kept that privy. She has blabbed a few times on matters Auckland related (not planned blabs which happen not infrequently) and caused minor embarrassment. She gets delegated tasks from proper Ministers that they don't want or things she can't screw up (e.g. opening roads).

Judith's office should provide feedback, it is not a busy place. Some of them may have skills that can be reused when some need to apply for new jobs in around a year or so.

The best thing that can be said about Judith is that she is convivial when she has had a few, which keeps officials amused.