A mixture of grin quickly swallowed up by grimace swept
across John Key's face following Colin Craig's intellectually
lazy and politically stupid verbal doodling on the
non-question of whether man has actually walked on the moon.
Stetsons at dawn? Even in their wildest moments of
untrammelled optimism, the Greens - along with the wider
environmental lobby - would struggle to come up with
something which so marvellously helps their cause to quite
the degree that the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has
managed to do.
Allies and enemies of David Cunliffe are fast discovering
Labour's leader of two months is something of a two-headed
hydra: it seems at times there are two David Cunliffes - one
speaking from the heart, the other speaking from both sides
of his mouth.
Maybe it was too early in the day, but the delegates'
traditional rendition of the old union anthem, Solidarity
Forever, was somewhat lacking in gusto at this week's Council
of Trade Unions conference.