Transtasman sums up Mallard beautifully:-
"Carter’s petulant performance underlined how several former Labour Ministers have lost little of the arrogance which went so far to destroy the party’s electoral chances in 2008. The “holier-than-thou” attitude has also been visible in the personal attacks, first on Key himself by Pete Hodgson, and this week on Chris Finalyson by Trevor Mallard. In firing blanks, rather than bullets, Hodgson and Mallard have succeeded only in demonstrating Labour’s policy poverty, and a nastiness which sours the political climate."
You'd almost think Trevor is after him because he's gay!