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Monday, November 07, 2005

A Failure of Succession Planning

As Rodney Hide observes, the Greens are bound by their constitution to elect either Keith Locke or Nandor as co-leader to replace the late Rod Donald.

Unfortunate for a party that was quietly trying to lessen the influence of the radicals and appeal more to the mainstream (though to be fair, none of the women in the caucus are what you would call mild centrists either).

But the Greens have decided they must pick a man even if a female would be a better choice. The result of their "enlightened", "progressive", "egalitarian" constitution is sexism. If this leads to their downfall it will be the ultimate irony, and if not, a hard lesson on the perils and injustice of affirmative action-style policy.
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Posted by RightWingDeathBeast | 11/07/2005 04:38:00 PM


Blogger Murray said...


11/07/2005 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger CutFoldGlue said...

Election campaign manager Russel Normal may be in the running too. Would be the preferable option for most I think.

11/07/2005 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Chefen said...

Even if they could choose a woman, Nandor would still be their best bet. It's ironic that they effectively demoted Nandor out of parliament but now he is the best candidate for leadership. Why they bumped him and not that Kedgley woman I don't know, it looks like a party of middle aged white ladies now.

11/07/2005 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Russel Normal - never heard of the guy.

11/07/2005 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

The Greens can have a co-leader outside parliament.

If Nandor gets in, their campaign manager could still be a co-leader. Its not quite the first time in politics - remember UFNZ's deputy leader was outside of parliament, but part of the caucus, and CHPs leader was outsdie parliament when one of its MPs was in parliament briefly.

The Greens can do it too. OTOH, Sue Bradford could have a sex change,buyt that may take too long.

11/07/2005 10:15:00 PM  

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