Of the former group, I agree with Elijah's characterisation of the fuss that became a book that became a drama (one that Deborah Coddington reviews):
One thing which I have never been able to understand the fuss about the Hollow Men, and my response to the hysteria was ..."So what?"When you see Brash's successor shivering in fear of taking up any policy position that hasn't already been deemed acceptable by the ruling party, you realise just how vigorously "So what!" should have been shouted when Hager's trash first hit the sewers of the mainstream.
Prime Minister Brash would seek to implement his policies...."So what?"
Brash had a meeting with some religious people...."So what?" Brash hates left wingers ..."So what?"
National would privatise certain health services ..."So what?"