Gen X Cunliffe vs Baby Boomer Shearer
So Phil Goff decides to leave the elevator after farting in it. The nicest Prime Minister NZ never had fell onto his sword this week after leading the Labour Party through 40 days and 40 nights of the desert only to find the GPS system was on the blink, leaving them somewhere south of Invercargill.
Phil steps down and the next leader of the Labour Party fights for the approval of the Labour Party Coven who will open goats livers to peer into the future to see which one of their anointed will they select to lose against John Key in 2014.
The workers Party of NZ will select between a Harvard educated Gen Xer, a Wellingtonian, a Maori Princess and the Labour Party's answer to fozzy bear, David Shearer.
Now Parker has decided to step down and support Shearer the contest is between Cunliffe and Shearer, what is a progressive to do?
As a Gen Xer, Cunliffe represents a generational change of leadership for the Labour Party, where as Shearer is a member of the bloated locust generation of Baby Boomer. Seeing as NZ has been gutted of any Gen X talent (as they have mostly fled overseas), watching a Baby Boomer mug a Gen Xer of a career advancement in this country is as NZ as alcohol damage to the liver.
Cunliffe has a generational difference in world view but even South Island farmers would vote for a candidate called Shearer.
Either candidate would be a great step forward from Goff, but seeing another Gen Xer deprived once again of leadership is almost enough to consider tickets to Australia.
As for Hard Right wing propagandist David Farrar supporting David Shearer as leader of Labour, that's a bit like taking recommendations from Darth Vader on human rights legislation