Random reader observations about #Laboursgottalent

A reader emails:

If Grant Robertson becomes Labour leader, and in time, becomes Prime Minister, we’ll have to describe him as “New Zealand’s first openly gay Prime Minister”.

Just in the same way that some in Labour insist on describing Helen Clark as “New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister.”

There is some debate that Michael Joseph Savage was gay.

Personally I couldn’t give a toss for who someone sleeps with, I look at their ability and life experience and for that reason I find I am opposed to Grant Robertson rather than his sexuality. 

He has had a life time of mediocrity at everything except troughing, which he has taken a particularly liking to. He hasn’t ever had a real job, and is a the classic toady ascending through the ranks.

David Cunliffe on the other hand as pompous, arrogant and self-aggrandising as he is at least has worked in the private sector and overseas.

As Cactus Kate opined:

And for the same reasons I find I must support David Cunliffe as leader of the Labour party.



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  • opusx

    Like Cam I couldn’t care less what you do in the privacy of your own home, but the writer of the email is correct in pointing out that Aunty Helen was not open about her sexuality. She may have professed to have had a happy marriage but that did not stop her being a lesbian. I kinda thought it was none of my business anyway, but some commentators believe the Prime Minister of the day should be straight up about everything.
    Like that’s EVER going to happen.

    • Col

      If its Robertson he should be straight up?

      • opusx

        Straight up who???

        • Phar Lap

          His running mate squeaky Russel Norman.

    • blairmulholland

      What a dreadful slur! Helen Clark is not a lesbian!

      Her mistress is though ;-)

      • LabTested

        fook. The beer nearly got spat over the key board :)

    • Hazards001

      It’s one of the reasons I despised Clark. I knew she was a dyke and frankly I didn’t give a damn..the reason I knew was one of her lovers was a friend of mine..and still is.

      Clearly I didn’t despise her for her sexuality..I couldn’t stand her because she was a lying deceitful cunt and an academic that had never done an honest days work in her life that couldn’t lie straight in bed.

      This was proven time and time again through the painting scandal, the corn saga, the limo race to the rugby, the pledge card, the broken promises on penal reform, the….the list is fucking endless. Helen Clark has more fucking gates named after her than Dungeons and Dragons.

      Clark was and is a blatant fucking liar a deceiver and a nasty piece of gear. My friend doesn’t have a good word to say about her.

      • LesleyNZ

        Oh………………..well………………. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      • mike

        So she was a bad root too?

  • johnbronkhorst

    Hobson’s choice.
    robertson: Done nothing, knows nothing dweeb.
    cunliffe: ascorbic, thoroughly dislikeably (not for achievements in private industry) little insect!

    • Bafacu

      So if both are equally useless the option for us to promote should be who is the best for National to have as leader of the 2nd opposition party?

  • GazzW

    What’s happened to Hipkins? He’s normally one of the first to open his gob or start tweeting. Has his mentor Mallard cautioned him to keep his head down in the meantime?

    • opusx

      Ha…keep his head down…funny. Considering the Labour caucus, a brillliant choice of words.

    • johnbronkhorst

      If hipkins kept his head down, all the blood would rush to that cavity called his head and cause him to fall over!!

    • LesleyNZ

      That reminds me – where has “unsol” gone GazzW? Maybe he/she was a fake.

      • Muffin

        Mega been quiet too

  • LesleyNZ

    “Personally I couldn’t give a toss for who someone sleeps with, I look at their ability and life experience and for that reason I find I am opposed to Grant Robertson rather than his sexuality.”
    I care because how you live dictates how you think and act. A gay man acts and thinks very differently to a heterosexual man. (Same goes for lesbians). Just look at what is happening to the Labour Party right now. Think back over the past few years – the Gaggle of Gays have had too much influence within the Labour Party and are continuing to do so.

  • peterwn

    In fairness to Grant, he has held two non-political jobs, so any criticism would need to be limited to saying that he has not had any private sector commercial type jobs.

    • jagilby

      Are you including his stint at the UN as non-political – surely a term there is now a mandatory expectation for any Labour toady with aspirations

  • Cadwallader

    As with Bill Clinton, his philandering was ho-hum but his socialism was despicable.

  • You forgot to add ‘Total Hypocrite’ to Cunliffe’s endearing qualities!

  • Whafe

    Boston Consulting and Labour don’t gel do they?
    I am totally unsure what crusade David Cunliffe would be on, with a bcakground or time working for Boston Consulting… Of which is where CactusKate would have got her thoughts Cam eluded to….