Has anyone else noticed the uncanny similarities between today's Labour Party and the NRL off field antics of seven years ago?
Back then, prominent members of the NRL sexually abused women groupies and patted themselves on the back, congratulating themselves on their superior prowess and stamina.
Today, prominent members of the Labour party and their literati groupies verbally abuse women, congratulating themselves on their superior intelligence and perspicacity.
Unfortunately for Labour, they haven't got a clue what message they are sending to voters when they open their raucous mouths to deliver their salvos against Christine Rankin, Melissa Lee, Anne Tolley and Paula Bennett.
The mental image they are creating is of de facto leader Trevor Mallard and his rag taggle team of cowardly bullies, screwing over every female MP or personage within sight, while not daring to take on the big boys Key, Hide, Brownlee, Ryall and Power or the tough political operators like Collins and Roy.
The women voters of Mt Albert will be watching carefully.
More and more Adolf is becoming convinced the Greens will defeat Labour in Mt Albert. More accurately perhaps, Labour will defeat themselves. It is though they are flailing around with no clear strategy and even less tactical competence while The Greens are simply walking over the top of them with better strategy and excellent tactics.