Dec 15, 2007

Secretary of Defence In For An Uncomfortable Year?

It must have been difficult having a brother as your Minister for many years while at MFAT, and now that you are a Permanent Head having to convince the Labour Party that you were not secretly a Nat when your brother was one would be a challenge, but now that your son Alex has come out publicly as an aspiring National candidate, life must be even more difficult for Secretary of Defence John McKinnon. The Hive thinks McKinnon is one of the best public servants around, and that there is nothing wrong with having family members who are politically aligned, but Labour is getting increasingly tribal.