Herald on Sunday did a profile yesterday on Auckland Central MP Judith Tizard. 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!