Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so the proverb goes. It seems it’s the same, too, with perceptions of political ‘performance’. (Whatever that slippery term means.)

This week, I made a judgement about Justice Minister Judith Collins and her handling of the Bain compensation report. See Current affairs through partisan filters. David Bain in limbo.

Today 3News‘s Patrick Gower named her as his ‘Politician of the year’, complete with an Addams Family-esque portrait.

Patrick is, of course, entitled to his opinion — like everybody else. And like others in the public eye, I guess Mrs Collins has developed a thick skin. If you know what I mean.

– P