HoS on Judith Tizard

Herald on Sunday did a profile yesterday on Auckland Central MP . Judith is somewhat controversial, but I have to say that my professional dealings with her on Internet issues have always been cordial and constructive, and she has been a very regular attendee of the Parliamentary Internet Caucus.

I’m not sure though what her Cabinet colleagues will think of her description of Cabinet meetings:

But after 18 years in Parliament, Tizard’s never been a cabinet minister, despite putting herself forward in 1999. Again she shrugs it off, “Helen’s view was that I was more useful working across portfolios.”

But would she like to become one?

“Umm, no I don’t think so, it’s an awful waste of a Monday.”

I’ve heard many descriptions of Cabinet but a waste of a Monday has not generally been one of them!

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