David was crucified in 2012 as part of a manufactured leadership coup created by the mainstream media and seized upon by the Anyone But Cunliffe clique to publicly flog and humiliate him. It was that very event and watching the ease with which the mainstream media manipulated that conference that helped me decide to set up The Daily Blog. David incredibly bounces back from that vicious political attack with a stunning victory from the members and the affiliates to become leader in a win that openly shocked Robertson’s supporters and some within the Union hierarchy.
Matt McCarten recently was facing terminal cancer. That near death experience tripped up his finances and he owed the tax man. Only the most snivelling National Party propagandist would hold that against him, and yet here he is, having fought off cancer and arranged total repayment of what Unite owed to become the Chief-of-Staff of the Labour Party after having argued against the right wing ideology of that party for a decade.
Despite what the right wing bloggers are spinning, Matt cheated death, he didn’t cheat the IRD.
These two men are survivors in every sense of the word, and their teaming up will generate a fearsome opposition to this Government.
It’s been a bad day to be an ABC.