I thought the Greens would surpise us all and elect Sue Bradford as their new co-leader – she’s easily their most formidible and effective MP but I guess her utter lack of interest in enviornmental issues counted against her in the end.
The only factoids I knew about Metiria Turei before today were that she was a corporate lawyer with Simpson Grierson and a candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannibis Party which is an attractive dichotomy – so it’s a pity I found her so intensely dislikable during her appearance on Q & A this morning. How can someone with such an interesting background be so insipid? Maybe it’s just her game face.
And she’s certainly ready for prime-time – every statement she made was carefully parsed and filtered to prevent anything significant or meaningful accidentally escaping her lips. Whatever else she’s a born politician.