Poor Audrey Young, clearly she hasn’t received the memo from David Fisher and my creepy stalker that I am irrelevant.
She writes about the uphill battle David Shearer faces, not from his own ineptness but rather from “powerful bloggers”. Surely she can’t have been talking about me…I am irrelevant…Fisher said so.
What people are starting to question is whether Shearer has that gut instinct.
Predecessor Phil Goff says Shearer – who was one of Goff’s advisers when he was Foreign Minister – has an inner toughness that people should not underestimate. Ā
“He has been in situations that none of us have ever been in, which are life-and-death situations where you have to be tough to survive. He has some natural leadership skills that will serve him well.”
But Goff said that Shearer, like every Leader of the Opposition, was up against the combined resources of a Government machine with huge resources and of some powerful bloggers behind it, intent on discrediting him.
Admittedly she was quoting Phil Goff. Perhaps it was him who didn’t get the memo, or the ones from his own MPs who follow the song sheet as well?