That was the title of the post I was working on. It followed the spectacular 'own goal' scored by Shearer in Parliament over the supposed non contact with the Government in respect of the GCSB Bill (now Act).
I did not see how Shearer could survive that and I was proved right. An inherently decent man but lacking the ability to communicate, consistently undermined by those wanting power at any cost with Robertson leading the charge.
And now he is gone, rolled, history, with some poor cleaner having to mop up all the blood from the caucus floor.
The Labour Party could do a lot worse by bringing back Phil Goff. A safe pair of hands with vast experience of Government. He was never going to win the last election made even more difficult by the inept management of Trevor Mallard. He deserves a second chance.