Here goes; writing on the prospects of Phil Goff forming a government post-election D"HF"F opines:
It is more difficult to speculate on which Minister would get which portfolios. The minor parties would generally get the ones they demand, as without their support Phil Goff won't be able to achieve his 30 year struggle to be Prime Minister.
It is hard to imagine Hone Harawira would settle for anything less than Maori Affairs. He would not trust any Department headed up and/or staffed by Pakeha mofos.
Andrew Williams would put his hand up to be Minister of Local Government, bringing all his diplomatic skills to the job. That anguished scream you hear is Len Brown jumping out his Auckland Town Hall office window.
Who knows what bauble Winston Peters would take. He's already had so many - Deputy PM, Treasurer, Foreign Minister. As he is a lawyer, perhaps he would become the nation's Attorney-General?
The Greens would be very fortunate. On their current polling Phil Goff would have to make their entire current caucus Ministers of the Crown. Catherine Delahunty would be a shoo-in to be Treaty Negotiations Minister. Has any Ngati Pakeha ever been more supportive of Maori aspiration than Catherine?
Gareth Hughes could become the Climate Change Minister entrusted with making sure New Zealand is the world leader on reducing climate emissions. Greenpeace's target of a 40% reduction by 2020 would need around one third of the dairy herd to be euthanized over the next nine years.
As Hone Harawira would be Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia would need an alternate portfolio. Perhaps he would become Minister of Health. Charles Chauvel with his legendary self-promotion skills would be a natural to become Minister of Tourism. Trevor Mallard would return in glory to become Minister of Labour and introduce the nation-wide industry agreements for those unions who donated sufficient money to Labour.
As a blogger and political commentator, such a Government would be wonderful. Every day would be wonderfully exciting as Phil Goff (who struggles to have discipline even over his own caucus) tries to get Winston and Hone to agree on what laws he is allowed to pass. With a one vote majority, every single MP and party would have a veto over all Government decisions. This would mean that no one can predict in advance what the Government will do. The biggest beneficiary of such an election result would be the iPredict predictions market.
Great stuff from David "Happy Feet" Farrar; if you were looking for a definition of "fomenting happy mischief", here 'tis!