Explaining is losing

Rule number one of Whaleoil’s Rules of Politics is Explaining is Losing.

Phil Goff is doing a lot of explaining about his increasing personal attacks and the headline is all explaining.

Mr Goff says he wasn’t personally attacking Mr Key, but “smug and glib answers” are all the National Government has given to the public.

We are left under no illusion that in explaining that something isn’t nasty and personal that it actually is – explaining is losing.

Phil Goff is losing.


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  • Petal

    Those are some industrial worry lines there.  He looks a bit Assange-like in the air brushed stuff: http://www.labour.org.nz/meet-phil-goff

  • DavidW

    Faafoi certainly gets in the background.  It is almost like he is being photoshopped into all Phil’s photo ops similar to the way he was present at all those other historical events following his claim to remember being at the opening of the first KFC.

  • Agent BallSack

    Poor Goff. The last 8 months has pretty much destroyed any political credibility he ever had which is kinda sad for a guy whos put 30 odd years into the Labour party and was a half decent deputy leader. Cant decide if the people around him are piranhas savaging him from the outside in, or tapeworms eating him from the inside out.

    Nekk Minnit, Die Labour scum!

  • michaels

    Well said Sack.
    Who the fuck would want his job? And god forbid whoever takes over from him as well.
    HOWEVER….. Now is not the time to start feeling sorry for him, keep up the attack.

  • GPT

    Is Fafooi the only MP that will let Phil Goff in his electorate?