I said it – There’s gunna be a reshuffling Shearer reams it home.

A week is a long time in politics.
Last week, the smart money was on Cunliffe rolling Shearer at the Labour party conference.
 
However there is a lot going on behind the scenes that isn’t obvious to anyone but the most canny of housewives. That’s me:

http://nowoccupy.blogspot.com/2012/11/guess-who-is-rolling-david-shearer.html
 
This week, it’s all playing out as predicted:
Cunliffe overstepped the mark and¬† last weeks Golden Boy is tomorrow’s back bench fodder. The usual media suspects are now saying that Cunliffe faces demotion and several other MP’s are tainted by association:

Predictions on the imminent reshuffling:

Long walk off a short plank:Potentially disloyal to Cunliffe or caught in the act and deadweight to boot.

In Patrick Gower order:

Cunliffe:
Going down, like a clown.
‘Nuff said.
Note: Some are saying that he can’t be demoted too far but he’s got to have the trapdoor dropped on him to kill leadership speculation once and for all. Parker’s gunna be his cell mate as Shearer needs to ensure the message is loud and clear – He’s da Boss.

Nanaia Mahuta
Is now: Education and associate Maori Affairs
Will Become: Associate Maori Affairs. and cleaning up after Parekura.
Note- still has a future in Labour

 Charles Chauvel
Is now: Justice, shadow A-G and Arts, Culture and Heritage
Will Become: Associate SD
Note: Chuck will never be A-G. This assignment requires a adoption of a certain amount of political neutrality as personified by the successful assignment of Chris Finlayson to the role.¬† By all accounts, Chuck isn’t capable of this.

Lianne Dalziel
Is now: Earthquake recovery and Civil Defence (CD), Consumer rights and Associate Justice.
Will Become: Paper Shuffling
Note – Shearer has good grounds for demotion regardless of perceived loyalty. She’s not knocked Gerry the Budgerigar off his perch.
Note: She’s never posed a suitable solution to alcohol pricing to target problem drinkers.

Sue Moroney
Is now:Early Childhood and women’s affairs
Will Become: Paper Shuffling

Moana Mackay
Is now: Spokesperson for Energy and climate change. Who Knew?
Will become: Paper shuffling.

Parekura Horomia
Is now: WTF? Just turns up to claim his allowances. Occasionally gets wheeled out to pound the ground over TOW and Maori Affairs. 
Will Become: Bellamys paperweight

Louisa Wall
Is now: Sports and voluntary Sector
Will Become: a lot busier – she’s going up in the world as Shearer can’t afford to alienate all the sisterhood.

Raymond Huo
Is now: Building and Construction. Stats and Land Information
Will become: The male version of Louisa Wall.

David Parker
Is now: Finance
Will become: Economic Development and Associate Justice or something manly to take away the sting of demotion

And if you’re in any doubt that there was disloyalty to Shearer, take a look at Grant and Jacinda Robertson-Ardern. They have not come close to generating the stir over a change of leadership that Cunliffe has.

Others on the UP:

Grant Robertson: Will get finance or associate Finance, Mallard to take SD

Jacinda Ardern: will get a manly portfolio to counter the Dolly image. Probably bright but should be kept the hell away from finance, as should most chicks because of the tendency to feel sorry for baby crocodiles.

To be updated as more info rolls in. 

amp Shearer: Standing by the leader
  • David Shearer
  • Grant Robertson
  • David Parker
  • Jacinda Ardern
  • Maryan Street
  • Clayton Cosgrove
  • Phil Twyford – Refuses to say – believed to be Shearer
  • Ruth Dyson – Refuses to say – believed to be Shearer
  • Trevor Mallard
  • Kris Faafoi
  • Iain Lees-Galloway
  • Damien O’Connor
  • Darien Fenton
  • Clare Curran
  • Phil Goff
  • Chris Hipkins
  • Annette King – Refuses to say – believed to be Shearer
  • David Clark
  • Andrew Little
  • Megan Woods

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe–how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CddEfUse

  • David Cunliffe
  • Nanaia Mahuta
  • Charles Chauvel
  • Lianne Dalziel
  • Sua William Sio
  • Sue Moroney
  • Moana Mackey
  • Louisa Wall
  • Rajen Prasad
  • Parekura Horomira
  • Rino Tirikatene
  • Raymond Huo
  • Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe–how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CdKBRIn2

  • David Cunliffe
  • Nanaia Mahuta
  • Charles Chauvel
  • Lianne Dalziel
  • Sua William Sio
  • Sue Moroney
  • Moana Mackey
  • Louisa Wall
  • Rajen Prasad
  • Parekura Horomira
  • Rino Tirikatene
  • Raymond Huo
  • Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe–how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CdJw3XYB

  • Nanaia Mahuta
  • Charles Chauvel
  • Lianne Dalziel
  • Sua William Sio
  • Sue Moroney
  • Moana Mackey
  • Louisa Wall
  • Rajen Prasad
  • Parekura Horomira
  • Rino Tirikatene
  • Raymond Huo
  • Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe–how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CdTwx9Ew

  • David Cunliffe
  • Nanaia Mahuta
  • Charles Chauvel
  • Lianne Dalziel
  • Sua William Sio
  • Sue Moroney
  • Moana Mackey
  • Louisa Wall
  • Rajen Prasad
  • Parekura Horomira
  • Rino Tirikatene
  • Raymond Huo
  • Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe–how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CdJw3XYB

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