OPINION: This old mut would like to tip his hat to the Government for its move to extend pay freezes for the highly-paid walk-short brigade who infest Wellington - public servants.
Much has been made about the high number of Maori, Pasifika, women, and gay members of the new line-up.
Really? Who actually gives a flying fig about what the ethnic, gender or sexual orientation of any member of the executive is?
Your old mate is far more concerned about whether or not a Cabinet Minister is actually capable and competent of the doing the job – rather than what boxes they may or may not tick in the census form.
Surely the ability of a person to successfully carry out the role is a far higher priority than who they may sleep with or who their grandparents were?