- Strike One - yesterday's revelations that David Shearer is a fan of private mercenaries, whilst as recently as 2003 Phil, according to Patrick Gower in this morniong's Herald referred to mercenary work as "paid murder"
- Strike Two - The same Gower story quotes Keeping Stock's old friend Jill Ovens of the Service and Food Workers Union ( and partner of our other old friend, "Megaphone Len" Richards) puts the kibbosh on Mr Shearer by playing the gender card. Gower says "The Service and Food Workers Union's northern region secretary, Jill Ovens, said the affiliated unions would not be endorsing any particular Labour candidate. She said her personal view was that it should be a woman, as Labour no longer had a female electorate MP in Auckland with the departure of Helen Clark."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The pressure's building on Phil Goff over his choice of candidate for the upcoming Mt Albert by-election - here's our assessment thus far