The new Norman Kirk?

February 7th, 2013 at 6:43 pm by David Farrar

I got sent a link to this video from an anonymous e-mail account. No idea who made it up or e-mailed it to me, but they seem to not be impressed with Trevor Mallard’s claim that is the new Norman Kirk. They also have set up a Facebook page.

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18 Responses to “The new Norman Kirk?”

  1. Manolo (14,070 comments) says:

    Shearer is a bumbling fool who fully deserves his moniker Captain Mumblefuck.

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  2. Longknives (4,884 comments) says:

    His dog’s name is ‘Tino rangatiratanga’.

    The guy is a prize twat..End of story.

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  3. Colville (2,300 comments) says:

    Sent by eddie@thestandard.org.nz >>==>> lprent >>==>> DPF ? classy :-)

    But long may Mumblefuck stay Captain of the Liarbore Titanic.

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  4. Steve (North Shore) (4,591 comments) says:

    So when are you going to get a real job Mr Shearer?

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  5. pq (728 comments) says:

    fabulous , there is a lot of clean and tidy editing there,
    25 frames per second, breaking up voice clips and reintroducing,
    I am glad we have him, it makes the work easier

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  6. sparky (235 comments) says:

    LOL. OMG, he sure as hell is nothing like Norm Kirk. Sorry Mr Shearer, you are an embarrassment.

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  7. Black with a Vengeance (1,866 comments) says:

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  8. duggledog (1,589 comments) says:

    Poor old chap. Did you see his little face.

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  9. Jim (398 comments) says:

    The old Norman Kirk was a little more fluent: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/frost-over-new-zealand-the-leaders-1973

    What has happened to the quality of speech over the past 40 years?

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  10. nocommentkiwi (35 comments) says:

    I don’t much like David Shearer. I am not a Labour voter either. But I do think this is a silly video, and hardly an indictment on him is his intellect. You read some of the papers this guy’s written and it’s quite clear that he does have a brain (maybe one that I don’t tend to agree with – although DPF might when it comes to ‘Outsourcing War’).

    Shearer’s not exactly Einstein, but it’s a frustrating and scary degeneration of politics that the measure of a party leader is their ability to orate perfectly prepared soundbites rather than well-considered ideas – even if they stutter a little amount.
    It’s not actually like this guy is an out-lier in terms of other leaders; the Prime Minister isn’t a fantastic speaker either, but it’s not really their appearance or articulation that I judge our politicians by. What they say is more important than how they say it. I wager good money that we could probably present Judy Bailey in a similar fashion if we selected the right bits of film. Or even Stephen Fry.

    Notwithstanding, I am not sure Shearer is the right man for the job.

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  11. Jim (398 comments) says:

    agree @nocommentkiwi

    And on that topic I admit that I just can’t stand John Key’s voice. There is no other [current] party leader that I would want to be PM, so I look past it, but it grates. Not an inspiring orator by a long stretch.

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  12. Reid (16,634 comments) says:

    No wonder he doesn’t read blogs, if that’s all he hears. How dweadful.

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  13. pq (728 comments) says:

    Jim (259) Says: February 7th, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    The old Norman Kirk was a little more fluent:
    http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/frost-over-new-zealand-the-leaders-1973

    What has happened to the quality of speech over the past 40 years?

    pq response is
    hey thanks Jim, what a riveting interview that was, with David Frost, my God where is Frost,. Kirk was just so good I admired Kirk and he motivated me

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  14. pq (728 comments) says:

    NZ election 2014
    NZ Nat =42% NZ Labour = 35%
    NZ Fiirst = 07% NZ Green = 11%
    add figures,

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  15. HC (154 comments) says:

    As much as I have a rather critical, dim view of David Shearer’s “leadership skills”, I feel this is a bit below the belt! Whosoever put this together has an agenda, that is clear. Now, one must speculate, was this perhaps started by someone belonging to the severely dissenting ones on the left, or does David Farrar have some undisclosed, unofficial “connections” to certain skilled video makers with the more extreme National or ACT ties, who want to do all to completely dismantle what is left of Labour now?

    In any case, once things go this far, the excuses to keep a leader facing such acts in the position, who is now incessantly, prayer-like repeating “hands on”, “hands on”, “hands on”, and then being “without pants on”, referring to different forms of government, they are fast running out now.

    Surely, NZ is overdue for better government and serious policy changes, but neither of the big parties appear to be able to offer any real, sensible solutions.

    But this is a sad day in NZ politics. The fight is heading below the belt-line now.

    [DPF: As I said, I have absolutely no idea at all who is behind this. If I know who sent me something I will say – not who it is, but that they are a reader or something. This was totally anonymous. My assumption is it is an unhappy leftie]

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  16. pq (728 comments) says:

    get tough dudes, talking is fine, we are going to win,I want NZ strong

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  17. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    pq @ 10.24pm – a comment from you that isn’t off-topic. Well done!

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  18. pq (728 comments) says:

    every day I wake up and do my best and i love my country and i do my best, that is my life.
    Farrar has 85 demerit points, I like him best when he walks in the Otago hills, but he
    is in danger
    http://paulscottfilms.blogspot.co.nz/

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