2021-09-02 00:14:59 UTC
"The closest National has got to this near-death state was under Bill English in 2002, but they still had credible senior MPs and rebuilt. But 20 years on they look more shabby, less disciplined, more impotent, more indecisive, naughtier, and more irrelevant than I have ever seen."
"Peter Goodfellow has overseen a board who have picked a bunch of nincompoops.'
"No one is listening to them anymore which makes them irrelevant."
"National lacks focus, talent, and discipline. I no longer know what they stand for."
(Duncan Garner, Newshub - July 2021)
(On a lighter note, serial dissemination could perhaps be said to be Garner's core discipline and preoccupation: commentary, news and information; four offspring from three relationships.)