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.