Little did I know that my archives on David Cunliffe would ever prove useful again. Who ever again would want to warm their feet there?
Yet today we discover the man of whom no-one shares a higher opinion than himself is retiring to spend more time with his poetry. (He is Harvard.)
Never again, we hope, will an ego so big it has its own gravitational field spend so much time achieving so little. Next election, Mr 24% will retire into well-deserved obscurity. Never again can we exchange quips placing a cat’s arse and a Silent T in the same sentence. Never again will we hear words from Brian Edwards like “brilliant,” “intellectually brilliant,” and “by far Labour’s most accomplished debater in the House and on television and radio.” Never again can Chris Trotter deify from his knees the man who “has never shied away from the challenge laid down in John Bunyan’s classic protestant hymn “To Be A Pilgrim.”
I wonder if Theresa Gattung will be downing a quiet champagne?
To be continued …