The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Monday, November 14, 2005

a niche in the market

Idiot/Savant has pointed out that Winston Peters is the Minister You Have When You're Not Really Having a Minister quite succintly, but I'd just like to make one little point that I deserve believes a bit more attention.

It's quite simple really. Jonathan Hunt has tottled off to his sinecure in London (and long may he stay there, I could need High Commission help someday) leaving a very obvious Ministerial gap.

What gap is that, I hear you ask, knowing, as you undoubtedly do because you, like me, are a total political geek and are thus aware that Hunt was Speaker and therefore not in Cabinet?

Three words folks. Wine. And. Cheese.

See - a vacancy has appeared. And lo that vacancy has been filled. The Market Will Provide.

7 comments:

Idiot/Savant said...

I thought Winston preferred whiskey?

pink panda said...

god winston is terrible!

span said...

i'm sure he could slum it for a while - after all, after the wine and cheese comes the whisky and cigars.

John Anderson said...

The police called the Minister for Courtenay Place after an altercation a couple of years ago...I quite liked that one.

Comrade_Tweek said...

Nah, Span - Wine and Cheese...that would signal discernment on Winston's part. I think that he just goes straight for the Whiskey and Cigars...

stef said...

Fuck whiskey get the man on soju while he's visiting Korea. Cheap, hard, fast and nasty.

STC said...

I can confirm that JH never really understood where the cheese thing came from. Wine, fair enough, but he has never really cared for cheese.