Monday, November 17, 2008

The new executive

National's list of cabinet positions is up here [PDF]. I'll let people who care wax sycophantic about Key's choices; instead I'll just point out what it says about his priorities. Social Development goes to a noob who seems to have never said a thing on the topic, while Labour is ranked bottom of the Cabinet. Both these portfolios will be absolutely crucial in dealing with the recession, but National and Key just don't seem to care about them.

Oh, and the absence of Lockwood Smith means he's probably Speaker. No doubt he'll spend his first few days telling all the Pasifika MPs how to use the toilets...