Monday, July 22, 2013

More cronyism from National

National has appointed Glenda Hughes as Chairperson of the New Zealand Racing Board. Unmentioned in the press release: that she is a former National Party candidate, and currently serves as Chris Finlayson's electorate chair and as deputy chair for the party's Lower North Island region. Which I guess means that she has the most important qualification for appointment under this government: a close connection to the National Party.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a state sector staffed on merit, rather than by cronies?