Michelle Boag, the Most Shameless Woman in National

Michelle Boag together with Bill English led National to their biggest election loss in 2002. Mr Twenty One Percent had a fair bit of talent for failure, but he wouldn’t have been able to fail with the skill he exhibited without Boag’s totally inept presidency.

Boag left the party with a rumoured million dollar deficit because she was always all talk and no action as a fundraiser.

Rather than retiring gracefully after wrecking both the parliamentary wing and the party wing, Boag’s shamelessness lead her to brazenly turn up to all manner of events with her supercilious, to the manor born attitude.

Boag maintained an air of owning the party, working closely to network where she could and extract value from those networks. She was, is and always has been completely shameless, sticking the knife into an MP or a candidate one day, then introducing them to her corporate clients the next.

Now we also know that Boag used without permission anyone she remotely met in order to name drop them to get what she wanted.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.