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Rumours are swirling that the esteemed?temporary?Leader of the Labour Party is to take at least a week off from the election campaign to attend his son?s wedding.

Attending your son?s wedding in itself is an obviously important duty as a father however let?s just unpack the problems with this at a political level.

  1. If your own son believed you could win the election wouldn?t he ensure the timing of the wedding was outside the election campaign process???I mean, if my Dad was likely to be PM I?d be doing everything to help him get there ? even postponing my own wedding.
  2. Is leaving the country for a week a good idea???I don?t know.??It might pay to ask Jim Bolger and a number of other former Leaders what usually happens when you go overseas.
  3. Is Goff trying to outplay the PM and show that he too can attend a wedding overseas???I?m not sure how much media coverage junior Goff?s wedding will get though.
  4. Do the polls say that you can take a week off work???I suspect they don?t.

Now, let?s look at the positives.

  1. Attending his son?s wedding will remind the wider public that Goff is not Clark.??He is a family man.
  2. Attending his son?s wedding will remind the wider public that Goff is just like Key.??He is a family man.
  3. OK, so

Poor Mr Goff, can?t get a break anywhere.

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