Mr Ready vs Mr Likable for Labour Party Coven Leadership
It's David Shearer vs David Cunliffe for the Leader of the Labour Party but more important than who will win is the fact that it's two Aucklanders, so either way Auckland wins and loses. The grueling selection process is like a masturbation race using a cheesegrater, sure there's a winner at the end of it, but who would want you afterwards?
In one corner we have the hunger of David Cunliffe with all the ambition of a middle class family trying to move into a Grammar zone, he is as ready as an AK-47 to take it to John Key from day one.
In the other corner is Labour's answer to Fozzy bear, David Shearer who is loved because he isn't David Cunliffe. Shearer's main attraction is he's likable, meaning Labour should look at putting up a kitten, a baby monkey hugging a toy and an otter doing some cutsy thing with it's hands to fill out the Deputy, Finance and Education portfolios.
As a political purist, I find that we would select the leader of our country on likability as inane as demanding your pilot is likable. I don't care how often my pilot smiles, I care he can fly me and land me in one piece, that said, perhaps David Shearer is onto something, NZ just handed absolute power to John Key to sell the entire continental shelf of NZ off and NZers did that because they 'like' John Key.
If our election has been degraded down to the like button on Facebook, perhaps we should apologize to David Cunliffe right now. Sorry Mr Cunliffe, you are simply too intelligent and talented for NZ.