As National prepared for a close election, team work and solidarity – loom as key elements – in my view.
Hence, I was surprised that she chose her book release at this time in the election cycle, to smack former Prime Minister John Key – who by any measure of political history – was highly favoured as a Prime Minister.
So it was that I penned: Judith Collins and the art of internecine warfare.
But! Judith’s at it again. Fermenting more discord and internecine hostility in today’s media.
Her attack on Paula Bennett – whatever the personal animosity – is in my view; poor form by one incumbent on another – and especially at this time in the election cycle.
Judith also boasts that she’s good at picking leaders.
In the circumstances where job allocation must be a priority for ambitious MPs, does this not sound a little obsequies and fawning?
And, if she really is good at picking leaders, applying this boast, logically she must have voted for John Key?
In my previous blog, referring to Judith’s claim that John Key threw her under a bus, I said that Judith may be throwing National under the bus – with her attack on John Key.
Now, with the latest attack on an incumbent colleague, I suggest that the bus analogy, is even more appropriate.
As Wallace Rowling said: “In politics it’s not your enemies you need worry about; it’s your friends: they come from behind.”
Ross Meurant, B.A. M.P.P. Currently Honorary Consul for an African state and Trustee & MD of absentee Russian owned commercial assets in NZ. Former National MP, former police inspector.