December 13 – Shearer not a sharer
The Labour caucus have
voted and David Shearer is the new leader of the party. Now he can settle down into his new
job as leader of the opposition, which mainly consists of yelling ‘shame!’ and
saying stuff like ‘this new policy from the Government is nonsense’ and ‘John Key
has lost touch with the common man’.
Shearer beat out David
Cunliffe for the position and Snort believes the reason Cunliffe lost was
because of his funny last name and beady little eyes. Either of those things mean political death in this country,
so no manner of experience or competence was ever going to help him out.
Mr Shearer has only
been in Parliament for one term, taking over from former Prime Minister Helen
Clark in her electorate of Mt Albert. His short time in Parliament means he is a relative unknown but it is
clear what his major strength is…that he’s not Phil Goff.