Who is Boag’s “Faction”?

Despite leading National to its biggest ever failure, Michelle Boag still tries to put across that she is very well connected and well liked within National.

Her connections with the brat pack have waned, and after bringing down Nick Smith are non existent. She is still close to former MPs like Wayne Mapp, but has very few friends left in caucus. Murray McCully is big Boag supporter, and a man reputed to admire her total shamelessness.

Most of the last three intakes have seen through Boag, although she is known to have been close to Paula Bennett and shaken down donors for Nikki Kaye. Unfortunately for Nikki much of Boag’s stomp on everyone to get to the top has rubbed off on her, which is why Nikki is not liked or respected by her peers. Campaigning to get Wira Gardiner to be president built some links with Hekia Parata, but these links apparently soured when Boag was outed as a liar and Wira lost.

Boag’s major influence in the last few years has been over the board. Though she lost the fight to install Wira Gardiner she has propped up the failing regime of Peter Goodfellow. When Peter was going to be voted off the board by the members who regarded him as being next to useless, lazy and not a patch on the loved previous President Judy Kirk, Boag got hold of the PMO and told them as the PM had installed Goodfellow it would be a big defeat for him if Peter was kicked off the board.

Word was then put around MPs that Peter was to be saved and they were to tell their delegations they should vote for him. Boag is known to continue to trade off this relationship.

Boag has positioned an ally to take over from Goodfellow.  Alastair Bell is one of the leaders of the Buggers Muddle. Alastair is an amiable but useless twit of a man who served in the Prime Ministers Office in the 1990’s and was regarded by his peers of having a particularly good day if he managed to complete the Dominion Post crossword by 2pm. Given the rest of the staff managed to finish the crossword within 10 minutes Alastair was not a highly esteemed member of the team. It is reported that David Farrar could finish the crossword inside 5 minutes and complete a new Powerpoint presentation before Alistair had even found “two down”.

More to come tomorrow.


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  • ConwayCaptain

    Onky one member Michells Boag

    • Vwanderson

      I love it when you guys crap all over yourselves. Keep it up, most entertaining!!!

  • joe bloggs

    I see that Pullar is now admitting that John Key was never
    in her “support/advisory team”…



    “Pullar has revealed she spoke to John Key in person
    about her battle with a private insurance company – but he did not offer to
    help her.

    “Pullar said today she had vented “my
    frustrations” to Key at a National Party Christmas event. At that time Key
    was the MP for Helensville and not in government.

    “I was very distressed at the time and I took the
    opportunity to vent my frustrations. He listened politely, but I did not ask
    him to do anything and he did not offer to assist,” Pullar said in a
    statement today.”


    So how did Sovereign get the impression that Pullar’s “claimed
    support/advisory team” included Sir Selwyn Cushing, Mr Key, Dame Jenny Shipley
    and Dr Wayne Mapp?

    Well Boag told Sovereign Insurance that she had 28 people
    supporting Bronwyn Pullar’s $14m claim. Among the 28 was John Key. Key denies
    he was involved, which means Michelle Boag lied… (hat-tip WO)

    Now Pullar admits that Key was
    telling the truth all along…. which confirms that Boag lied…

    • Peter Wilson

      Except that it looks like the list was simply a list of people that knew about the claim, to help faciliate the confidentiality of the settlement with the insurer. I doubt if there’s a legal definition of a “support team,” so again, it looks like Pullar’s big crime is being a name dropper.

      I hope all you National accolytes are enjoying the meltdown – that you are all contributing to, by perpetuating the myth of National Party internal feuding.

  • Dcrampton

      was regarded by his peers of having a particularly good day if he managed to complete the Dominion Post crossword by 2pm

    Yes that would have been a good day, given that there was no such paper as the Dominion Post in the  1990s

    • Peter Wilson

      Presented as fact, yet clearly false and misleading. Unfortunately it brings into question the rest of the post.

  • Does this have the smell of John Banks about it? Same era…..?

  • urenui

    Pullar is a scary creature….. how come she claims 14 million? What Career aspirations? What is her Career? Why does Pullar need email tracking software? How does she obtain such software that is out of reach of most of us? How come she got 1m out of Sovereign?
    My conclusion…….
    The National Party is a Gang. A big fat smelly Old Boys (and Girls) from Canterbury Gang.
    Is Pullar some kind of Spook?

  • Evan Johnson

    Alastair Bell sounds like an ideal candidate for a puppet role like President of National Party!  This is nostalgia – just like the old days.

  • urenui

    I was born a number of Decades ago, due to a botched forceps delivery I became cross-eyed and so missed out on a promising Career in Aviation….. I wonder if I can claim for lost earnings for all these years….. an Airline Captains’ Salary x whatever……… need a few Mates in the National Party to apply pressure to an ACC Case Worker, reckon 14m might cover it!

  • Scanner

    Boag is starting to look like Nationals very own Trevor Mallard, prancing around like her shit doesn’t stink and not enough brain to realise the fat sheila has sung and it’s time to fuck off as everyone has had a guts full.

  • jay cee

     paul holmes thinks shes a national party mover and shaker and that her opinion still matters to be invited onto q+a.

    • Peter WIlson

      Well, from the comments on here, she is certainly a shaker…everyone seems to be shaking in their boots, just at the mere mention of her name….

      A mover, no. They don’t invite movers onto Q +A. Don’t you think it would be the dreaded conflict of interest.

  • Peter WIlson

    not a patch on the loved previous President Judy Kirk,

    This is getting way over the top. Is the National Party so weak it’s not able to control a “non existent faction,” someone with no contacts in the party, yet able to manipulate and co-erce people into doing the things she wants.

    Every day that passes the party is looking more foolish.