Is it time for Scott Simpson to move into Cabinet?

 

The last six months have been messy for National.

Self-inflicted wounds have caused huge issues, all at the same time that Labour are so useless that it doesn’t matter. John Key has stepped up, taking most of the media, hiding away former high profile people Steve Joyce and Paula Bennett.

John Key has stepped up, taking most of the media, hiding away former high profile people Steve Joyce and Paula Bennett.

Third term blues happen to all cabinets, and the only solution is to bring in people with the right skill set to deal with the media party and the opposition trying to trip you up at every turn. This is why John Key needs to promote my oldest friend in caucus, Scott Simpson, to Cabinet.  

This is why John Key needs to promote my oldest friend in caucus, Scott Simpson, to Cabinet.

Those who don’t know Scott won’t be aware he is a consummate backroom operator. His fingerprints are seen by those in the know whenever National in Auckland used to need someone to bail them out of the shit, and he is a genius at predicting where the shit will be, so helps people avoid stepping into it.

Scott Simpson would be a fine addition to cabinet and provide some mongrel and steel during election year.

  • Sally

    It is certainly time for a refresh. Do it 12 months out before an election gives time to settle it and gain some profile.

  • Keeping Stock

    Let’s see; Fossy could hop into his latest “gay ute” and drive off into the sunshine and Nick Smith could be “relieved” of the environment portfolio to focus solely on housing. Environment Minister would be an excellent role for the MP for Coromandel.

  • Jman

    Scott who? He certainly seems adept at keeping a low profile. If it wasn’t for his occasional mention on this blog I don’t think I would even be aware of his existence.

    • STAG

      The best ones often do, Andrew Little utterly useless, but you knew his name before he became leader and therefore his reputation… Personally I rather be known by a few and held in high regard, them be known by all and sundry and thought a fool.

  • PsychoKea

    Nic Smith could certainly do with being retired

  • Sailor Sam

    He is MP for Coromandel and lives in his electorate.

    • biscuit barrel

      hes a jafa ! Until just before ‘moving to Coromandel’ he was living in Victoria Ave Remuera, no doubt a back unit in Thames is more suitable for the good folk of Coromandel

      • Sailor Sam

        He saw the light and moved out of that city, just like many others who have fled from there.

        • biscuit barrel

          Still has the digs in Remuera as you wouldnt want to slip off the property ladder

      • jimknowsall

        His family have links to Coromandel from way back. Simpsons Beach in Whitianga is named after them. That he spent time in the big city as a young adult hardly makes him a jafa through and through.

  • Wayne Peter McIndoe

    You hit the nail on the head, the Labour opposition are so useless, that
    any third term jitters by the government is having no impact on the government’s support

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