Saturday, June 03, 2006

New Green Co-Leader

Russell Norman has been chosen as the new co-leader of the Greens. He is competent (having been their campaign manager) but has two weaknesses - the first being that he's not in Parliament and the second being his hard left background. He can surmount them but he'll need plenty of luck. In my opinion, the Green Party had better candidates within their own caucus but they weren't eligible. Why? Because the Green Party has this stupid rule that the two co-leaders must be male and female. Since Jeanette Fitzsimmons wasn't stepping down and the male Green MPs were all dorks, the Green Party was absolutely shafted when it came to picking Rod Donald's replacement.