Thinking Long Term

13 February, 2008

National has few women – and Katherine Rich resigns

Filed under: Uncategorized — alvera @ 11:40 am
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Katherine Rich’s resignation from the National Party is a huge loss.  Her more social liberal views represented a rarely seen compassion in the National Party.  Rich was the only National MP to support the repeal of section 59 of the Crimes Act which removed a legal justification for child abuse.  Rich got the National Party to drop bulk funding for schools.  The National Party is now even MORE unattractive to female voters and anyone who has a social conscience.

Which just reminds me… a lonely figure among the old, pakeha men on the National Party’s board of directors, Judy Kirk represents the only female.  Funny that she’s the President.  Perhaps the Nats think this status makes up for the otherwise complete lack of adequate female representation.


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