The case for David

December 6th, 2011 at 10:22 am by David Farrar

In my blog at , I make the case for David – in fact for both Davids, weighing up their respective strengths.

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11 Responses to “The case for David”

  1. DT (104 comments) says:

    What is going on with ipredict? Shearer’s price for winning the contest is still high, but his probability of being Prime Minister by 2015 has dropped by more than half.

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  2. Paulus (2,289 comments) says:

    Shearer may be making a mistake by “annointing” H3Robertson as deputy. Labour have to get away from the obsessive Clark Simpson era. Robertson will be the tail wagging as Shearer will not be his own man. Robertson is a more powerful person, who is used to getting it his way.

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  3. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Grant Robertson will be Shearer’s Brute. An “accident” waiting to happen.

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  4. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Despite of all the hype aound Shearer (even Silent T considers himself the underdog), I reckon his opponent will win the debates and could become the chosen one.

    The final decision will be made by the old guard of Goff, King and the rest of the deadwood, whom do not like the smarmy, arrogant Cunliffe. Interesting times await the socialists.

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  5. BeaB (1,944 comments) says:

    We have to get away from the long shadow of the UN. When did it become a graveyard and training ground for our leaders?

    Shearer did OK out of his years there – not too much danger, a fat pension and a lot of gooey-eyed stuff about his valiant service. You only have to see these guys in action to understand what a corrupt, feather-bedded organisation the UN is. And let’s think about what exactly a ‘Somali war lord’ would look like. Certainly not a fearsome Samurai.

    And now according to Whaleoil he has two trusts, the UN pension and a portfolio of properties. Why don’t we see his affluence as part of the total picture?

    I am so tired of being fed crap by Labour.

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  6. Rich Prick (1,319 comments) says:

    I must admit, I’m struggling to care.

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  7. 3-coil (1,182 comments) says:

    After senior Labour member Trev Mallard’s gutless smearing of Brethren women (“chinless scarf-wearers”) revealed the party’s queer prejudices, it’s obvious that the chinless wonder-boy David Cunliffe doesn’t really stand a chance…Shearer will be the chosen one.

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  8. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    what Rich Prick said – either about who it will be or anyone’s opinion about who it will be.

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  9. RRM (8,987 comments) says:

    And let’s think about what exactly a ‘Somali war lord’ would look like. Certainly not a fearsome Samurai.

    Quite right… because obviously a Somali warlord is an African, while a Samurai comes form… oh, never mind.

    Just say ten “I hate socialists” and begone with you.

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  10. Positan (376 comments) says:

    re BeaB “I am so tired of being fed crap by Labour.”

    Lord, aren’t we all – but an amazing feature of this “struggle” is that it’s cleared the smoke obscuring just how tense are relations between Labour MPs. Undercurrents and divisions show clearly that parliamentary Labour is a very divided ship – and how could it not be, when all remaining incumbents seem focused first and foremost on the self-interest, way before they consider anything else. The fact Labour types are always spouting “unity and brotherhood” underlines this – so it’s even more surprising that the media has never once attempted to focus on what’s, transparently, a blatant lie.

    Again. how many times has it been reported that Cunliffe isn’t liked? Yet neither the manifold implications of that, nor especially it’s lack of relevance to the rendering of effective leadership, have been remotely examined. Our media spend far too much time on the trivial – and too often completely fail to seek what is indeed substantial. I don’t care whom Labour elects – it’s a poisoned chalice for either one. However it’s certain that with either one they’re not going to score in the next six years – but they’d do far less poorly under one style of leadership than they will do under the other.

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  11. DJP6-25 (1,228 comments) says:

    I sure hope they choose Cunners.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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