Monday, March 21, 2005

Hawkins gets the boot!

The Labour Party List has been released and the biggest surprise so far is that George Hawkins is not on the list. I'm somewhat stunned in seeing the Labour Party showing more bravery in pruning deadwood from its list than Helen Clark in pruning non-performers from her cabinet.

UPDATE: One News has reported that Hawkins was offered a list place of 25th (down from 15th at the last election) and withdrew from the list in a snit. Not quite the boot but still stronger than anything Helen has dished out to George in the past for being his usual self.