Cunliffe, Cunliffe, wherefore art thou Cunliffe?

Michael Parkin was having a cry on Q+A yesterday morning about Stephen Joyce giving David Cunliffe a bit of a rough time.

It makes me wonder about Cunliffe.

He makes a big splash with the bewildered Labour and Union core promising them nirvana but is a bit less bullish with the assembled breathless EPMU journos afterwards, no surprise as a narcissist he needs the adulation and will say whatever he thinks will work.

Swap Cunliffe for Shearer but it’s just a more articulate clusterf*ck.

First he wants to set interest rates so a 23 year old can spend half a million on an investment property, he goes to Taranaki and tells them their region is declining and ruined the day before the Census comes out which says the complete opposite

Now the big push is on the regional development, note there is nothing specific just we will have a chat with some locals and see if there are some taxpayer largesse we can promise because no sane person has voted for us in the regions for two elections now and we need a result like the student loan bribe gave us. Let’s appoint a Minister that will do the trick. It is nothing more than a collection of bumper sticker sayings.

Does the fool not realise pandering to the unions for the scrapping of 90 day trials and bringing in national awards while having a cry about the provinces is pretty stupid.

Having the Greens as your support partner is handicap enough surely.

I think if Shearer came up with the same rubbish Cunliffe has come up with in the last month the media would be calling for him to stand down.

It’s been a woeful performance covered up by the honeymoon and Len Brown.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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