David Shearer was interviewed on TV3′s Frontline this morning. Less hesitancy, more PR puffery.
“I said very clearly to our MPs, I don’t want to hear about the Labour Party, I want to hear about the issues that are important to people,” he told Firstline this morning, “those are the areas that we need to be focusing on. I do not want to hear about ructions within the party.”
“David Cunliffe is a really valuable part of our team, he’s smart, he’s experienced, he’s leading a portfolio… where this Government lacks absolutely any imagination or any direction of where they want New Zealand to go,” he says.
Apart from him apparently wanting to keep his ears closed to themany party problems he just recitd some practiced phrases.
Sure, Shearer needed to have some media training, he was very ‘unpolished’. But this interview showed too many signs of him being polished up as a PR clone. Just another Phil Goff.
Hopefuly, just maybe, the PR puppetry is just to get him up to speed, and he will then start to speak more for himself. But the signs aren’t good – he’s starting to morph from a stumbling non-leader to a failed party construct.
At least his strings are a getting polished.