An apology – shutting the stable door etc

Yesterday’s blog on Jacinda Ardern proved very popular.

You’ll remember I used all things equine to describe how she was smartening herself up ahead of a leadership tilt with Grant Robertson once David Shearer is inevitably relieved of his duties to spend more time with his secret bank account.

The comments were very childish – and funny – but today I promise I will refrain from using any mention of horses.


I will liken her to a donkey. Not any old donkey though. Because I think Robertson and Ardern are the spitting image of these two:


And if Ardern thinks that Cunliffe and his comrades are going to allow the Shrek dream team to take over without a huge shitstorm, then she really is an ass.


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  • PlanetOrphan

    It’s all a cunning plan, DS is “playing stupid”, you have to admit he’s doing a great Job!.

    • Joe Bloggs

      Yup! He’s convinced me!

  • chopsuey


  • Adolf Fiinkensein

    An absolutely priceless picture!!!!!!!!

  • JeffDaRef

    Hilarious WO!
    Cant wait for the next Paula moment – instead of “Zip it sweetie” it will be “That’ll do Donkey” (in best Shrek accent…)

    • sweetd

      Could be worse, could be “That’ll do Pig” from Babe. But then again, Pig had talent and was useful. Jacinda………

  • Random66

    So does this mean Shrek is gay now?

    • sandynobb

      Shrek’s partner is Alf…

      • Random66

        Oh no, who’s going to tell Princess Fiona and my kids….?

  • Rogue Trooper

    ‘Ride it on baby…ride it on…”

  • StupidDisqus

    Jacinta Arden = Nicola Murray.

    Chipkins = Dan Murray

    Labour’s problem is they don’t have a Malcolm Tucker.
    Funnily enough National’s problem is they don’t have a Malcolm Tucker either.

    H1 had H2 – even more scary, were that possible.

  • Peej

    Oh goody, Shrek! Like all the other kids in here I loved Shrek. Time for another mental health break!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Whale Oil – I salute you. You are a master. I am keeping a very stiff face now and controlling my laughter as there are few people around me with serious faces.