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Even The Best Creative Writers Fail To Polish The Turd That Is Identity Politics

Fran O'Sullivan attempted to polish the turd that is Nanaia Mahuta's appointment and other "dances for diversity" in the horse trading for spots on the starting line in the Labour Cabinet.  With her interests in Foreign Affairs, offshore travel and media junketeering I was intrigued as to how she would craft such an attempt at a defence in a diplomatic fashion.  It was a pretty good effort, I give it a solid 8/10 in composition covering all the bases.  However compared to young Heather du Plessis-Allan's comparative instantaneous "you cannot be serious", a 10/10 in rat cunning.  The far left and luvvies will congratulate O'Sullivan for it.  Maori, who are now rushing to defend Mahuta as some sort of quiet genius and anyone who questions her appointment is quickly framed as a blinding white supremacist, will view it as an embrace by a boomer white establishment commentator.  They should not.  Let me count the ways as I stick a hard reverse spin cycle