David Shearer’s secret electoral weapon…grrrrr

Filmed at Waitangi by TV3, they have captured David Shearer’s secret weapon…weird young people and David Shearer making scratching hand signals.

Weird I know, but it must have some meaning…you know like the hand signals that crips and bloods make in the gang land of LA:

The attached summary on theYoutube clip explains…well sort of:

David Shearer and his eager Young Labour supporters gathered for a bizarre photo op at Waitangi.
In unison, the group growled and hissed at the camera, performing what one of them called the “Shearer lion hands”.
“3…2…1…Sheareeeerrrrrrr”
More laughter followed a (serious?) joke from Shearer: ‘make sure everyone knows it’s not a pussycat, alright’.
Where are these mysterious Shearer claws? When will he get them out and use them to scratch ‘Teflon John’?
Filmed by Simon Morrow and edited by Kellee Laufiso-Finau.

Weird people do weird things. It all just reminds me of a Monty Python sketch:


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