Looks like Labour's lacklustre low profile campaign is about to get underway with emphasis on ORDINARY mediocrity. The pathetic and oft repeated use of the phrase 'ordinary New Zealanders' augers well for NACTionalMP who now need only launch with 'Dare to be Better' or something, anything more inspiring than ORDINARY.
How ironic it is that you will struggle to find any genuinely 'ordinary' New Zealanders in amongst Labour's sorry bunch.
Plenty of poofters, political studies graduates, union organisers, party relics and assorted jail bait but ordinary New Zealanders? People who have held down a real job, in real New Zealand, living on a real income, paying real tax, raising a real family?
Naaaaah, Labour has become the ordinary party of the unreal, consigned for the next twenty years to a process of slow necrosis, punctuated by the odd spasm of unnatural nervous energy usually seen in the moments preceding death.
The Eleanor Catton Saturday Series: Part II
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