Trevett on the tape

October 18th, 2012 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

at NZ Herald writes:

When Shearer first revealed on 3 News last week that his sources within GCSB reported that Key had made a comment about Dotcom in the staff room after a February briefing, and there was possibly a video of it, a little thrill ran up the spines of onlookers.

It was the type of thrill that precedes a monumental shift in the parliamentary landscape.

Alas, poor Shearer. When he pulled the trigger, all that came out was a little cartoon-style flag with “bang” on it.

A bit like Wile E Coyote!

Lesson 2: If the gun is unloaded, send out a deputy rather than the sheriff. Now, rather than having some unfortunate lesser caucus mortal come unstuck, it is Shearer’s barrel that has twisted dangerously and is pointing back at him while Key gleefully tamps in the gunpowder.

Shearer’s predecessor, Phil Goff, left that lonely place known as the leadership with Key’s taunts of “show me the money” echoing in his ears – the salute to that moment in the 2011 election when the PM truly asserted his dominance and from which Goff never recovered.

There is a rising suspicion that “show me the tape” will be the equivalent for Shearer.

It is unusual that with no proof at all, the Leader was the one making the wild allegations. Normally that is what your Mallards and Hodgsons have been for.

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9 Responses to “Trevett on the tape”

  1. Mark (1,360 comments) says:

    A fuckup by Shearer but that said Key is not escaping the DotCom affair scot free. It has been damaging and one suspects a pain in the butt for Key

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  2. BeaB (2,056 comments) says:

    I think most of us moved on and have chalked a victory up for Key. Shearer made an arse of himself and, sadly, his colleagues stood by and let him. What an odious crowd.

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  3. Alan Johnstone (1,055 comments) says:

    He took it himself for one of two reasons, no one else would touch it or he was sure he had him stone cold.

    I’m guessing option 2.

    Badly handled, but ultimately unimportant, the next election will be decided on bigger items than this.

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  4. Nookin (3,033 comments) says:

    Key is lying because there is a tape. There must be a tape because Key is lying and therefore there must be a tape. If there is not a tape it must have been destroyed. If it has been destroyed, as it clearly must have been because Key is lying, then this is proof that Key is lying because he cannot prove otherwise. The fact that Key won’t prove that there was never a tape proves clearly that he is being evasive and this is proof that he is lying. If he was lying about the comments on the tape then he must have been lying about the destruction of the tape. Why would he destroy a tape? The only reason is that it would show that he was lying. Clear, logical and incontrovertible proof that he was lying in the first place. What else do you need?

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  5. Rich Prick (1,538 comments) says:

    Nookin, an asprin. My head hurts.

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  6. Manolo (13,327 comments) says:

    Shearer was set up and fell for the trap. The hands of either Robertson or Silent T are behind his debacle and dismal performance.

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  7. Nookin (3,033 comments) says:

    RP
    So does mine but that is what Shearer, King, Robertson etc are saying

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  8. Cunningham (811 comments) says:

    This guy wants to lead the country??? It is just so bloody obvious to anyone with half a brain that you only attack like this with evidence yet he failed big time. God help us if he gets in with judgement like this. However I would bet my left nut he will be rolled by this time next year (maybe even earlier).

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  9. SouthernRight (54 comments) says:

    Holy moly, Nookin is a drop kick. In fact so much of a drop kick that I think he is lying

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