Very interesting commentary today from Bill Ralston
In a fairly predictable account of Phil Goff's recent decline into irrelevancy there is an unexpected but stand out quote.
"The blogosphere means we now hear what party supporters once said in private discussions over a beer."
This came after he ranged through the postings and comments from a number of leftie blogs, evincing the left's anger at Goff's recent pontifications and blunders. The knives are being sharpened but the bloodletting will have to wait. Labour needs a mug to stand up in the house until it can find itself a real leader.
Essentially he is saying that blogs can almost be used as the poor man's focus group. Adolf long has thought blogs in fact are the intelligent man's talk back radio - if you keep away from the execrable Standard, of course.
All in all, I'm pleased to see that Bill Ralston shares Adolf's view that Labour does not have a shit's show in 2011, no matter who they throw up as leader. Yes, 'throw up' is right.
Adolf smiles as he sees the very people who hounded Dr Brash out of the house now supporting a leader who makes Dr Brash look like a modern day Disraeli.
General Debate 1 February 2015
11 minutes ago