Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Daily cronyism

National's Dr Jackie Blue has quit Parliament. Why? Because she's just been appointed to the Human Rights Commission as Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner.

Blue might be qualified for this job, but again the manner of her appointment and the stench of cronyism calls her merits into question. The usual OIA has been dispatched, and we'll see whether she applied through normal channels, or was shoulder-tapped by Collins.