Now Carter has a lawyer

Chris Carter is digging in for the long haul, engaging a lawyer and scalping tax-payers for two months leave for his “unwell-ness”.

Labour’s hard-line smear attack on Chris Carter’s sanity has back-fired on them at a hundred miles an hour and all at a time when Helen Clark is in the country. I can just bet that for the time Clark is here her lurking shadow will be Chris Carter.

Once she flies back to he do nothing job in New York her flying companion will most likely be Chris Carter again. All the while Te Atatu remains without an MP.

Through all of this Andrew Little and Phil Goff look like prize twats, left now sitting on their thumbs, spinning. They have painted themselves into a corner, with their own paint and their own brush. They were hoping to get Carter to resign and force taxpayers to stump up $600,000 for a by-election, that plan has failed utterly.

Labour are leaderless in all respects, at the party level and in parliament.

Interesting information is starting to filter out in Auckland too about the challenge on for Manurewa. Unionist Jerome Mika is named as the challenger. Not many outside of Auckland would realise this but Jerome Mika is one of a close bunch of friends of Len Brown. It was also no surprise to see Len Brown at the launch of the ShittyVision campaign the other day. It seems he is keeping his hand in through all aspects of the Labour Party, from local level to candidate selection for electorates.

Chris Carter’s ill-advised memo to repeaters seems to have revealed the extent of the opposition to not only Phil Goff but also to the dry-right of Labour. The unionists and wet-liberal and rainbow sections have had enough it seems. Phil Goff and George Hawkins are old Roger-nomes. Their politics is drier biltong.

While Chris Carter sits on leave doing nothing at the taxpayers expense, Labour is imploding into several nasty factions. I must say it is a pleasure to watch.