Meet the daughter of the mine minister

Quite the contrary. Sputter as the pundits may, the fact is that nepotism has been a part of politics as long as there has been such a thing as politics. The term itself, which is derived from the Latin word nepos, which means nephew, goes back to the early Renaissance, when ambitious popes, who (at least in theory) did not have offspring, appointed their nephews to positions of great power within the Catholic Church.