Where are the wise heads in the new government?


One thing that I have been concerned about with the new government, in particular the Labour party, is the lack of wise heads.

In the fourth Labour government of 1984 there were many smart and wise people in their caucus. It could be argued that David Lange himself was one of those until tempted by a piece of fluff.

They still had Roger Douglas, Helen Clark, Geoffrey Palmer, Peter Tapsell, Mike Moore, Richard Prebble, David Caygill and Michael Bassett. All were thinkers and not at all dangerous in their lack of joined together thinking.

Helen Clark’s government was of course led by her, but she also had Michael Cullen, Steve Maharey, Margaret Wilson, Ruth Dyson and Phil Goff.

I see no such people in Jacinda Ardern’s cabinet.   

She certainly can’t claim any sort of pedigree other than having worked for Phil Goff, Helen Clark and Tony Blair. Wrapping fish and chips never qualified anyone to be Prime Minister. All of this is ironic since she was one of those loudly claiming that Donald Trump was unqualified to lead the United States.

Looking further down their list of ministers should provide readers with some alarm.

Grant Robertson isn’t known for his joined together thinking, he is known for his abject laziness though. He is another Clark office apprentice.

Phil Twyford is supposedly the thinker of the caucus, yet it was his stupid idea to piss off people with chinky sounding names. He has a reputation for being a nasty piece of work and a whinger, I see no gravitas or erudition there from him.

Kelvin Davis is a thug boy from the north who will be hoping and praying each and every day that I don’t tell the true story of how he got elected.

Megan Woods might have a doctorate but her sole contribution to life is donating her old clothes to house small African townships.

Chris Hipkins is another from Clark’s lap. He was decidedly hopeless as education spokesman but has managed to keep the younger ladies interested in him by spending loads on cocktails with umbrellas. There is certainly no depth to his abilities other than to continually pick crazy birds for girlfriends.

Andrew Little is…well…Andrew Little.

As for Carmel Sepuloni, who was the genius who put the daughter of a convicted benefit fraudster in charge of the benefits system? I can’t wait for questions to her about her Mum and Metiria Turei given the coalition agreement with the Greens wants changes to make bludging easier to do.

Iain Lees-Galloway is mostly known for his assistance in removing press gallery booze from a party into the convenient boot of a car and fostering very close relations with the stenographer pool at parliament.

David Parker is supposed to be smart, but he couldn’t even fill out Companies Office documents correctly.

It is a sad lot really, but as you can see there are none with the smarts that previous Labour governments brought us.

There sure is an idiot wind blowing.

Still, it will be good sport for the next three years.

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