It is in the Book it must be true

I gotta git me a copy of this book.

Extracts from the guide to MPs

Helen Clark: "Intelligent rather than brilliant." "Poor people skills and a control freak."

Health Minister Pete Hodgson: "Colleagues wonder if he is as good as he appears."

Education Minister Steve Maharey: "Handsome, but not as smart as he thinks he is."

Social Development Minister David Benson-Pope: "Regarded as a pompous prat by some colleagues."

Justice Minister Mark Burton: "Enjoys folk music. Not dynamic."

Immigration Minister David Cunliffe: "Attempts to be different by bleaching his hair. Will never top the popularity charts."

Minister outside Cabinet Judith Tizard: "Not the hardest worker. Occasionally a bully."

Speaker Margaret Wilson: "Has a grim unsmiley manner. Can be cold and distant."

Labour MP Shane Jones: "Has a rampant ego."

National leader Don Brash: "A true gentleman. Not good on policy detail."

Deputy leader Gerry Brownlee: "Built like an opera singer. Looks less likely to get the top job."

Finance spokesman John Key: "Knows the importance of timing."

National MP Chris Finlayson: "Gay, detached and not a man of the people."

National strategist Murray McCully: "Not trusted."

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters: "In a relationship now. Has possibly lost some of his edge."

Act leader Rodney Hide: "Intensely disliked by many MPs from all sides."

Maori MP Hone Harawira: "Has a favourite response to strident critics. ‘Shut the f… up’." 


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