CT today has great delight in explaining how the convoluted machinations of the ALP’s many and varied factions led to the local Monaro MLA Steve Whan getting entre into the NSW cabinet, after apparently some years on the outer, and there without the Premier’s blessing to boot.
Amid wondering exactly what sort of government is that party running, I reread the article three times to try to find what portfolio he had received, thinking that’s kind of an important oversight on the journo’s behalf…
But according to an ALP insider I talked with, that will come tomorrow. Apparently the ALP decides the people first, then figures out the portfolios. Nice if the CT journos had thought to mention this kind of important fact.
So no such thing as the best person for the job – more the best job for the person. Any wonder NSW is on the ropes?
[ED – I hear he’s getting Emergency Services.]