Monday, December 20, 2004

Cabinet reshuffle

Helen Clark reshuffled her cabinet today. That fact that George Hawkins still has the police portfolio only demonstrates how minor it was. When his removal was last mooted, both John Tamihere and Clayton Cosgrove threatened to quit. Now John Tamihere is no longer in cabinet and nobody likes (or has ever liked) Clayton, George's survival takes on the appearance of a minor miracle. So why has Helen thrown Margaret to the wolves while giving George the green light to muddle through?