David Shearer went large on the GCSB story. He is the leader of the Labour party and so you would think that other Labour MPs would have charged along behind their leader lending support as he went after John Key.
Fortunately most of the top members of the Labour caucus believe in social media as a way to engage with the public on matters that they think are important to the public….like GCSB allegedly recording the Prime Minister telling a joke about a fat German fraudster.
Let’s see what they tweeted in support of their leader.
Grant Robertson is Labour’s deputy leader and has been leading the charge on Kim Dotcon in Parliament, on Twitter he had this to say about Shearer’s accusations:
— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) October 12, 2012
What about Jacinda Ardern?
White paper has proven to be an opportunity lost. Govt cannot continue to ignore child poverty if we want to improve outcomes for kids.
— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) October 10, 2012
@rmi I don’t like Twitter emailing meGrrrr
— Clare Curran (@clarecurranmp) October 11, 2012
— Trevor Mallard (@TrevorMallard) October 10, 2012
Recently downloaded GeoNetQuake. These little islands are way shakier than I thought! #toomuchinformation
— Maryan Street (@MaryanStreetMP) October 12, 2012
Su’a William Sio?
Abuse paper intervenes too late. What resources will Govt make available to implement and address poverty?: Labour news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8…
— Su’a William Sio, MP (@SWSio_MP) October 10, 2012
So including above there is all those on Labour’s front bench who tweet and some others who are supposed to be thought-leaders for the party and they are all focused on other things.
No one, not even Mallard, was backing Shearer’s attack. Even Robertson who has been leading the charge in Parliament has been silent.
David Shearer is a man alone going over the top, a surfboard under one arm and a guitar under the other. He really needs to go, it is obvious when you look at social media that he doesn’t have the support of his caucus anymore.
This is looking more and more like he has been stitched up by Fran Mold…if that is the case then cui bono?