Gower on Shearer

Patrick Gower’s blog

Patrick Gower espouses my beliefs about politics as he explains why David Shearer should stick to delivering exam papers:

Iam willing to go on record and say I was wrong when I was overly critical of Shearer not “playing the game” earlier in the year.

He doesn’t have to be commenting on every issue, and he can say “happy Waitangi” if he likes – the punters love that kind of stuff.

But politics is politics.

Sometimes you have got to play the game.

Sometimes you have got to put a hit on.

And that means putting a bullet in the gun. And firing it.

Or someone else – one of the other Opposition leaders – will do the job.


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  • johnbronkhorst

    Assuming shearer and labour have any ammunition to fire> Big leap of logic there!!!