pop over to the hand mirror, to see my post on national's women candidates.
other interesting points on their list are:
- the fall of david bennett, in light of chris finlayson, nathan guy, craig foss and chris tremain all rising spectacularly on the list;
- the rise of maurice williamson, that failed minister of transport and of telecommunications, who set nz back more than 10 years due to his inability to ensure significant investment in these areas;
- the old guard all staying put, including mr brownlee, mr ryall, mr power, mr david carter, the 2 dr smiths, and dr mapp. all in the top 15, and all have been there for years. no mood for renewal at the top of the party then.