Look, I don’t wish to be cruel to Simeon Brown, he is after all a human being with all the rights to be respected from being a member of our collective species b-u-t the fact he is such a dominant voice and is one of the most recognisable MPs inside National is in of itself evidence of how politically irrelevant National has become.
His basic bitch arguments, his baby like face and his limited intellect combine to highlight the total lack of quality candidates National are now left with.
(Spoiler alert) With Mark Mitchell about to quit for a tilt at the Auckland Mayoralty and Todd Muller being forced out of his electorate seat, Judith has a limited window to urgently parachute in new blood for the 2023 election.
The problem is that National’s candidate selection under Peter Goodfellow is a train wreck and they are left with baby faced invalids like Simeon Brown whose appeal outside of religious rest homes and people who think evolution is a socialist scam happens to be remarkably limited.
You look at a Party as a Government in waiting, any Government that would allow Simeon to be a Minister is not worth defending.
The only way National can win in 2023 is if Labour are seen as incompetent during a Covid break out or if the Hate Speech laws trigger a tsunami of woke vengeance attacks.
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