Silent T plays the gay card

Grant Robertson and his partner, Alf Kaiwai.

Grant Robertson and his partner, Alf Kaiwai.

He has been pretty sneaky about it but he is for sure playing the gay card on Grant Robertson.

David Cunliffe is legendary for jealously guarding the privacy of his wife, environmental lawyer Karen Price. Nothing has changed since he put his hand up for the Labour leadership.

After the Sunday Star-Times approached the three candidates and their partners to talk about the race Cunliffe has been on the phone, telling Jones he and Robertson had a “gentleman’s agreement” not to involve their families.

Cunliffe is unapologetic about that.

“Shane’s got a different approach to this; that’s fine; Grant and I have got a gentlemen’s agreement we’re not going to showcase family and that’s partly out of respect for his circumstances and that’s that.” 

Can you believe the wording of that statement? …”his circumstances”…What is that supposed to mean? It can only be a slur on Grant Robertson.

I’m liking Shane Jones more and more.

He is very upfront about his personal life and whereas David Cunliffe won’t talk about his unless it is to make up shit about breast feeding, he is quite happy to give a subtle backhander to Grant Robertson.

I see Tracy Watkins and Andrea Vance have called him on his twice stated desire to never be Prime Minister:

But obviously a lot has changed since he told The Listener in 2008 he had no interest being prime minister.

“It’s a bastard of a job and I have a young family. I don’t think the two would go together,” he said then.

So what has change Cunners?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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