Monday, July 25, 2011

Fomenting happy mischief

Over at Kiwiblog David Farrar excels himself with this suggestion for how the next government could find a use for the inevitable John Banks:
Unless there is a major upset, John Banks will become the MP for Epsom after the election. Now I don’t think Banksie is coming back to Parliament so he can sit on the cross-benches. It is highly likely that John will want to be a Minister again, especially as he has significant experience as a Minister.
So the question is, what portfolio would John Key give Banksie if they win the election? He could take Police again, but do you want to go back to your exact old job? Plus Judith seems very attached to it. 
Thinking about it, the perfect ministerial job for Banksie is to be given  Judith Tizard’s old job, and made Minister for Auckland! Wouldn’t that just be delicious.
Could you imagine the cries of horror from Len Brown’s mayoral office when he finds out his new Minister is Banskie?

5 comments:

Phil said...

Having witnessed both Banks and Brown in electioneering speech mode I concluded that they are both quite barking mad and wildly ambitious.

Stephen Stratford said...

I'm so glad I no longer live in Auckland - for many reasons, but this is one.

Rob's Blockhead Blog said...

Auckland's last non-barking Mayor was....? Les Mills? Not sure. Its been a while though.

Rob's Blockhead Blog said...

Auckland's last non-barking Mayor was....? Les Mills? Not sure. Its been a while though.

helenalex said...

I think Mills was the last one not to be voted in purely on the strength of not being the previous mayor.