Mallard attempts distraction instead of talking about the Port

Trevor Mallard continues to run the comms strategy, talking about almost anything instead of talking, like a good unionist he is, about the festering Ports dispute.

There isn’t a single post on Red Alert about the simmering dispute. Not from Mallard, not from Curran, not from Fenton and she is the spokesperson!

Nothing. Labour is missing in action and Mallard is blogging his bizarre conspiracy theories again and insulting the Prime Minister by suggesting he doesn’t have the nads.

It is all about the politics of distraction.

Let me get this straight. Mallards rides to Taupo along the Desest Road, on a day when Labour is attacked nationwide from Martyn Bradbury to Denis Welch to Chris Trotter and he posts about Key’s balls?

I don’t think there is any question that John Key has the nads. He called the election in January for November 26 against all conventional wisdom. He called the election after the World Cup, against all conventional wisdom. He declared early on that he would campaign on asset sales and won the election…yeah I’d say he has balls…whereas Mallard..what did he do during election year? ..Oh that’s right he called out a blogger, challenged him to a race in a sport in which he is professional and refused the back up challenge. Some tough guy he is.

 

 


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  • Hakim of Phut

    Two separate groups of US Senators  (republican only) and  congressman visited Wellington  in the last week. The media werent told  !
    The US Emabssy said :

    The delegation met with government officials, the business community, and learnt first-hand about the state of the bilateral relationship between the United States and New Zealand.”The Government did not respond to requests for comment. Thats right no news here. Not even a sound bite or a photo op. Thats because we need to know  all about what the opposition is thinking. Yeah rightThey lost the election big time and the public  is just dying to know what they are thinking during  the holiday period

  • Bwana

    with labour in such dis-array, and no message how can ipredict have them leading the next govt in 2014  ?

    • Hakim of Phut

      Thats because whale has only one vote.

  • Paulus

    Problem is that the Greenpeace Party have taken over as the real Opposition, and will continue to get media coverage on everything.
    Labour will struggle on doing nothing, as they can’t with the people they have, and the next Union backed lot to come. Grant is already impatient, as from his number 3 position with Clark, the Wellington rainbow/public service are with him
    But the combined whinging and whining, along with the fraudster and liar Winston will make centre right become vulnerable as the media have already started panning the new incoming government –
    They tried very hard last time and a continuum over the next three years will succeed in a Labour/Greenpeace coalition, and Greenpeace will take a very very large pound of flesh to get Labour to that position. Russel Norman has already said that he wants Finance position (and deputy PM)

  • Paulus

    Problem is that the Greenpeace Party have taken over as the real Opposition, and will continue to get media coverage on everything.
    Labour will struggle on doing nothing, as they can’t with the people they have, and the next Union backed lot to come. Grant is already impatient, as from his number 3 position with Clark, the Wellington rainbow/public service are with him
    But the combined whinging and whining, along with the fraudster and liar Winston will make centre right become vulnerable as the media have already started panning the new incoming government –
    They tried very hard last time and a continuum over the next three years will succeed in a Labour/Greenpeace coalition, and Greenpeace will take a very very large pound of flesh to get Labour to that position. Russel Norman has already said that he wants Finance position (and deputy PM)

  • Paulus

    Problem is that the Greenpeace Party have taken over as the real Opposition, and will continue to get media coverage on everything.
    Labour will struggle on doing nothing, as they can’t with the people they have, and the next Union backed lot to come. Grant is already impatient, as from his number 3 position with Clark, the Wellington rainbow/public service are with him
    But the combined whinging and whining, along with the fraudster and liar Winston will make centre right become vulnerable as the media have already started panning the new incoming government –
    They tried very hard last time and a continuum over the next three years will succeed in a Labour/Greenpeace coalition, and Greenpeace will take a very very large pound of flesh to get Labour to that position. Russel Norman has already said that he wants Finance position (and deputy PM)….

  • Paulus

    Problem is that the Greenpeace Party have taken over as the real Opposition, and will continue to get media coverage on everything.
    Labour will struggle on doing nothing, as they can’t with the people they have, and the next Union backed lot to come. Grant is already impatient, as from his number 3 position with Clark, the Wellington rainbow/public service are with him
    But the combined whinging and whining, along with the fraudster and liar Winston will make centre right become vulnerable as the media have already started panning the new incoming government –
    They tried very hard last time and a continuum over the next three years will succeed in a Labour/Greenpeace coalition, and Greenpeace will take a very very large pound of flesh to get Labour to that position. Russel Norman has already said that he wants Finance position (and deputy PM)….

  • Paulus

    Problem is that the Greenpeace Party have taken over as the real Opposition, and will continue to get media coverage on everything.
    Labour will struggle on doing nothing, as they can’t with the people they have, and the next Union backed lot to come. Grant is already impatient, as from his number 3 position with Clark, the Wellington rainbow/public service are with him
    But the combined whinging and whining, along with the fraudster and liar Winston will make centre right become vulnerable as the media have already started panning the new incoming government –
    They tried very hard last time and a continuum over the next three years will succeed in a Labour/Greenpeace coalition, and Greenpeace will take a very very large pound of flesh to get Labour to that position. Russel Norman has already said that he wants Finance position (and deputy PM)….

  • jay cee

    of course that the nz public will inevitably tire of this government is because they  all have use by dates. labour knows this and are just biding their time like the national party did from 2005 – 2008.
    all labour needs to do is find a mantra that they can throw at every problem like nanny state,
    nanny state, nanny state, nanny …………. 

    • Anonymous

      I hope Labour enjoy biding their time, it will be alot longer than another 3 years whilst carrying the same bitchy MP’s that NZ doesnt want in. Silly Shearer, he had the chance to have a cleanout, It’ll be alot harder now, and quite frankly I don’t think he has the courage to do it.

  • Macooki

    image Phil Goff as PM & Winston as Deputy, shudder the thought

    • Anonymous

      *newsflash*: Phil Goff is not Labour Leader anymore. Where have you been?

      • Macooki

        if labour had won, Phil would be still there, duh

    • Anonymous

      Besides, Winny would never have been made Deputy. But lets move on, it gives me a headache to think about WP in any government role again.

      • Macooki

        wp would have been stringing out until at least now & Phil would have had no choice

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