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A totally apt description


After struggling to think of a suitably pithy description for David Cunliffe, Adam was delighted to come across this one, in Karl du Fresne’s most recent column for The DominionPost:-

His pronouncements before and since his election as leader suggest he’s a politician who will say whatever he thinks will ingratiate him with voters. In this respect he is disconcertingly similar to former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd.

There’s a Uriah Heep-ish quality to Mr Cunliffe: rampant ambition overlaid by a phoney air of humility. Those quibbles aside, I’m sure he’s a top bloke.


  1. 06/10/2013 21:48

    You don’t like Cunliffe’s smirk, we don’t like Key’s smarmy grin – that’s the way of it.
    It’s all down to the smile, eh!
    Pretty sad.


    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      07/10/2013 11:05

      For once I can agree with you. You are pretty sad!


      • 07/10/2013 15:18

        Au contraire, adam. I’m one of the least-sad people around and am probably a little too buoyant, some might say. Surely you’ve noticed my avatar and the guffawing visage it presents. My default mood is ‘amusement’ and I’m rarely down. Sad? I don’t think so.


  2. Sylvia permalink
    05/10/2013 21:29

    Totally agree with Karl. Cunliffe is annoying alright, and so full of himself smug.
    Can he get the nation to vote him in as PM? I seriously hope not.


  3. 05/10/2013 20:08

    Yes. Cunliffe worries you. This is as it should be.


    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      05/10/2013 20:56


      Don’t be silly.

      Cunliffe annoys me, his smirk is irritating, but he will be found out.

      However, he does not worry me. Your assertions in this regard, suggest that you are the worried one, seeking to aggressively talk up your flawed hero.


  4. 05/10/2013 14:23



  5. Quintin Hogg permalink
    05/10/2013 13:02

    David Cunliffe = Uriah Heap. Priceless.


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