The Hughes Goff King shenanigans are extraordinary.
Adolf wonders whether they are in fact the final tipping point which might allow Labour to at last cut the ties with the disastrous politically correct Clark/Rainbow/social engineering gang who hijacked a once proud party and brought it to its knees. I suspect the events of the last week have put paid to the chances of the current regime ever regaining office. Certainly any chances in 2011 have been well and truly scuppered and 2014 now looks like a bridge too far.
If there are any true Labour people left in the organisation perhaps they should now be looking to capitalise on these events and reinvent their party into one of real people who have the ability to identify with Chris Trotter's 'Waitakere Man.' They need to ditch all those closely associated with the Clark regime and bring in people of stature and mana who are truly loyal to Labour rather than to everything seen to be good by the doyens of the Waikato University Humanities Department.
That means doing what Australian Cricket did after it suffered it's disastrous Hughes episode. How ironic is that name. After captain Kim Hughes led the national team to a series of losses and humiliation, he resigned the captaincy amidst a flood of televised tears. They brought back the doyen of Australia cricket, ex skipper and coach Bobby Simpson who threw out the whole cabal and went back to basics.
"Give me a squad of players with the right attitude and I'll give them the skills' he demanded. Two decades of world supremacy were the result.
In Labour's case, the person they need to bring back, in my opinion, is Mike Moore. Always loyal to true Labour he, above anyone else, has the personality, charm, charisma and drive to rebuild the party. He should have as a lieutenant John Tamihere, another true blue Labour man who was spat out by the amoral and immoral gang who idolised Helen Clark.
They will need to forget about 2011 and 2014 and set about bringing in good quality people with real life experience who can be groomed to win seats and party votes in 2017. Above all else they need to ensure they avoid selecting academics, union activists, homosexuals and journalists. Let's see some tradesmen, nurses, farmers, businessmen and plain ordinary workers.
The people who need to be ejected include Goff, Hughes, Cunliffe, King, Tizzard, Burton, Dyson, to mention a few.
One thing is for sure. The game is over for the Labour Party as it is today.
The question is:-
Do they have the ability to do what has to be done?