If your Energy Spokesperson is asked if he is pleased about something, you’d think he’d be able to answer without having to check with his political advisor.
Twitter has a fairly amusing hash tag running on #heyclint.
There is nothing wrong with checking lines with your staff. But generally you are meant to do that before the interview – not halfway through it!
Labour’s Energy Spokesperson is not in their shadow cabinet, so presumably Gareth will be Minister of Energy in a Greens/Labour Government and in charge of nationalising a $6 billion a year industry. I guess Clint will be a busy man if he is!