Little says more selfies is an indicator of popularity, I’ve worked out why

The other day Andrew Little was ebullient about his prospects in the coming election next year.

His rationale was because more people were wanting selfies with him.

I’m not kidding, that’s his proof, here’s what he said.

After a trough in the polls, Little believed Labour was bouncing back and said that was shown by the response to him out and about New Zealand. People were stopping him in the street, shaking hands and taking “selfies”.

“There is a mood shift, there’s a changing expectation.”

I’ve been scratching my head over that, but yesterday I worked it out.

The influx of people wanting selfies with Andrew Little are actually children.

They think the leader of the opposition is actually Wallace from Wallace & Gromit.


It isn’t actually an upsurge in popularity, it is simply a case of mistaken identity.

I think Andrew Little is going to have to find another critical success factor.



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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.

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