Goff was wrong?

Phil Goff admitted yesterday that he got it wrong on the Richard Worth affair.

Yesterday, as criticism of his management of the latest scandal grew, he admitted he had mishandled the Worth affair: “I think I’ve learnt one or two things about the complexity of these situations. I am going to be the first to admit that I was wrong in the judgment that I made at that time.”

Well, hindsight is always 20/20 so no surprises there. However it just smacks of desperation in saying that.

It does however focus on another issue. An issue that seems lost on many commentators and media alike.

If Goff is so stupid/dim/retarded as to not understand the complexities of an issue as simple as a rooting MP getting caught #pantsdown then how can he really expect us to ever vote for him to take the big chair and handle…oh I don’t know…let me a think…an earthquake…or perhaps a global financial recession…what about handling a coal mine disaster?

This is just another example of why Phil Goff is unsuited to lead Labour into the election.

The beauty of the coup plotters pitch is that when it all goes horribly wrong and they lose the election they can point to all this and say Goff, Hughes and King are to blame for the electorate turning off listening to Labour.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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