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11:50 am, May 22nd, 2020 - 197 comments
Categories: capitalism, class war, conservatives, death with dignity, Deep stuff, democratic participation, Dirty Politics, doofus of the week, election 2020, national, Parliament, political alternatives, Politics, same old national, Simon Bridges, todd muller, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: national, simon bridges, todd muller
The race to be the person blamed for National’s coming electoral thrashing is nearing a close.
The job of temporary leader of the Tories until Christopher Luxon takes over is a vital part of NZ’s democratic processes. Probably.
Simon Bridges has the significant advantage of being well known. Sadly, that’s also a significant disadvantage. NZ has seen a lot of Simon and it doesn’t like what it’s seen one little bit.
His opponent, OK Boomer, appears to be a bland white man in a suit.
There are also two candidates for deputy, Paula Benefit and Nikki Kaye.
Remarkably, that’s an even duller contest.
Updates when the grey smoke goes up the Tory chimney. If I wake up in time.
Update: Newshub is saying Muller has prevailed …
Update: Paula Bennett has been chucked as well. Worth remembering that she was their campaign manager.