What a sanctimonious cock

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David Shearer has shown himself to be as sanctimonious and as two faced as everyone else in politics.

David Shearer says the point-scoring and “pettiness” of politics was boring and beneath him.

The former Labour leader made the comments on TVNZ’s Q+A this morning as a new poll put David Cunliffe at the front of the party’s leadership race.

Mr Shearer said he was relieved and disappointed to give up the leadership last month, but he also acknowledged it had been difficult and frustrating.

“The thing I found most difficult really was the pettiness of politics and being in opposition. A lot of it was petty, a lot of it was venal,” he said. 

What a cock. This is the guy who stated that he wouldn’t play gotcha politics and then every single question time did precisely that….trying every single week to “get” the Prime Minister. He failed and is a failure.

Best he just pisses off back to the UN. I would have been more accommodating but statements like these just show how ill-suited he is to politics.

“Politicians from all sides come in to make difference, to actually get something done. And what you get caught up with, particularly as a leader, is point-scoring and that sort of pettiness.

“I just found it boring, I found it beneath me and I wasn’t very good at it because of that. Other people thrive on it, they love it, I mean that’s the thing they love about the arena of politics. To me, I found it below me.”

Oh Mr High-and-Fucking-Mighty…fuck off.

Mr Shearer compared politics with his experience in conflict zones.

“I always felt, oddly enough, more comfortable in war zones than I did not so much in the Labour party, but in politics.

“I mean obviously in politics you’re getting sniped at from all directions. In a war zone, you can generally tell who the good guys are and who are the bad guys.”

The bad guys were the ones who told you to stand in parliament with two dead fish you mong! John Key never got you, neither did National, your political career was killed by friendly fire.

Mr Shearer said he would “absolutely” stay in politics.

“I’d like to play a positive role, a senior role, in whatever comes up and if I can do that, that will certainly satisfy me,” he said.

“You don’t get into politics to sit on the back benches and twiddle your thumbs.”

Whatever…guess where you will be sitting, idiot. After saying politics is beneath you are you seriously trying to tell us you will stay involved…what a bumbling fool.

He would not say which Labour leadership candidate he supported, but said the party had to get behind whoever won.

“We can’t do anything else because if we don’t do that, then we won’t win. It’s as simple as that. The most corrosive issue for us in the Labour party has been disunity.”

Yeah and that is what they said about Goff and about you…unifiers…yeah right.

I used to think David Shearer was smart, now, after that effort I just think he is a tool.


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