And I thought Crosby Textor was back on board.
National’s new brains trust has not had a great day today.
People noticed how their front bench looked awfully white and had no Tangata Whenua.
Their response was to claim that Paora Goldsmith was a member of Ngāti Porou.
The only problem is that obviously they had not done their homework. When Paora was asked he said this:
My great-great grandfather had European wives and Māori wives, and so I’ve got lots of relatives across Ngāti Porou – I don’t claim to be Māori myself.”
Shane Jones had a lot of fun and said how Paora’s tribe was actually Ngati Epsom.
I must admit laughing when he said this.
And Paula Bennett, who is the top ranking Maori also appeared to be enjoying the new brain trust’s stuff up.
National will be hoping and preying that tomorrow goes better for them.
If you want to trust a party to run the country’s economy you do hope that they are on top of the detail.