“..One struggles to decode the only portent, Cunliffe’s sudden lack of a beard.
His explanation was that he “forgot to stop shaving” one day.
A man who could forget to stop shaving might also forget to stop counting.
The silliest thing about this is that Labour at least has succession options.
Cunliffe, Robertson, Little, Goff again, and down the track Ardern and newcomer David Clark, could all be imagined as party leaders.
National’s the party with problems there.
Steven Joyce might seem the obvious successor to John Key – as he runs everything that isn’t nailed down.
But despite his high profile, he is barely a household name.
Judith Collins has undoubted dominatrix appeal – but would be intensely polarising.
After those two – the cupboard is bare…”
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