Mt Albert - Labour's pet blog in panic over Norman
The panic and whining over at the Standard has this afternoon reached paranoia-level hysterics. From whom? The supposed "Green supporters" all a tizz over the Green candidate, Russel Norman, calling the Labour candidate "grey". I kid you not.
It's the meek mild-mannered Dr Norman not following the orders from Fraser House that offends them of course.
Anyone else would be remarking on how ironic it was that the bland Norman was calling Labour's candidate a somewhat richer shade of his himself given Shearer's CV reads like James Bond and Norman's like the unseen accountant that Q said was always knit picking. If Shearer is grey, Norman is a paler shade of grey.
Very uncool of the Labour Party not to have just brushed this off. --UPDATE ENDS]
The chaps at the Standard have gone through great lengths to attempt to portray themselves as not being a Labour Party blog operated by the parliamentary research unit and the unions inter alia the EPMU. They do this by claiming that some of them are supporters of the Green Party. This ruse was only going to work if the designated "Green supporters" played their role without slipping up. And yet at every crucial turn they will invariably back Labour against the Greens. Always. It's the party line - and that party is Labour.
Their credibility on this issue of independence from the Labour machine got another fresh coat of paint-stripper this morning:
So the co-leader of the party the blogger supposedly supports is intent on actually winning the seat - instead of just rolling over for Labour - and what's the reaction from one of the supposed Green supporters?
It's a tattered facade being peeled away by their own admissions:
The only thing I’d add is that Norman’s line about Shearer being imposed by Labour’s central office is a flat out lie, and he knows it.
- So the co-leader of the party he supports is a liar now. And the sin is to lie about the internal workings of the Labour Party's selection. Right. But that last paragraph is closer to gold:
Stick to policy Russel, and stop damaging the Greens with your amateurish game-playing.
- How is this damaging the Greens? Not explained - hey, doesn't matter does it because that's not the point, supporting labour is:
I’m not going to switch to Labour in a hurry, but at the moment I’d rather piss my vote away on the Alliance than support your lot.
- Right... so Tane thinks Dr Norman, the Green's co-leader, contesting the seat to win it off Labour is damaging the Greens?And what, pray tell, does his ranting that undermines Norman do apart from damage the Green's chances? Why would a supporter of the Greens make reference to the party as "your lot"?
We are expected to withhold our disbelief at every post as a blog dominated by the Labour unions has its designated "Green" bloggers kick the shit out of their own candidate.
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