Maria Miller is not especially talented, unless you include an ability to obfuscate her way out of trouble, and there are few in the world of Culture who clamour in her support. Arts and Culture would certainly benefit from a Minister with vision, talent and a belief in the brief, but, well, they have Maria. And will continue to have her, at least until the election, because she's a Woman and there's nowhere else to put her where her limited abilities won't cause damage. Plus her civil servants can get on with implementing Leveson without having a minister who cares what the issues are.
She should be in prison of course. But won't be. And she only has to pay back £5k of the £45k she stole from us. Her mealy-mouthed thirty second 'apology' to the House yesterday has rightly ensured the she has now migrated from being considered merely a bit thick and useless to being loathed by the public she fleeced.
Perhaps they like their MPs bent in Basingstoke, but I wouldn't bank on Maria's place at the trough after 2015.