07 October 2009

Breaking: Oram to commit hara kiri?

Embattled health minister Paul Oram is holding a newser in 15 minutes to discuss his political fate.

That’s usually code for announcing his resignation.

If he resigns quickly that would cause another by-election before Christmas but it would certainly be the second high profile cabinet minister to resign unexpectedly within the space of two weeks.




Ward Pike said...

It's a fait accompli now.

Perhaps it's time to bring back Beth Marshall? If she's allowed to do her job this time, she could do one heck of a good job.

There hasn't been a (real, empowered) health minister in a long, long time.

Agree or disagree?

Edward G. Hollett said...

There have been several good ministers.

Then again, there is also the temptation to note that since things in this administration are micromanaged from the Eighth, it doesn't matter.


WJM said...

There hasn't been a (real, empowered) health minister in a long, long time.

The word "health" could easily be taken out of that sentence, and it would still be true.

Remember, Danny talked in the House about his staff member in charge of allocating highways spending.

Anonymous said...

Stir .. Stir .. Stir the shit, with lots or SPIN.....

picto said...

Stir, stir, stir the shit,
stir with lots of spin!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...

Hey, what the hell ever happened to John Dinn?

Edward G. Hollett said...

Not spin lads, twirling, twirling wirling toward democracy.