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A totally apt description

October 5, 2013

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.

Nailed!!

8 Comments
  1. October 6, 2013 9:48 pm

    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.

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    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      October 7, 2013 11:05 am

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

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      • October 7, 2013 3:18 pm

        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.

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  2. Sylvia permalink
    October 5, 2013 9:29 pm

    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.

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  3. October 5, 2013 8:08 pm

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

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    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      October 5, 2013 8:56 pm

      Robert

      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.

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  4. October 5, 2013 2:23 pm

    Brilliant.

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  5. Quintin Hogg permalink
    October 5, 2013 1:02 pm

    David Cunliffe = Uriah Heap. Priceless.

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