So how did Prime Minister react, in the days and weeks after last year’s electoral drubbing?
Paul Holmes put the question to her husband, Peter Davis, on Q & A yesterday and was told:
I think she felt rejected basically, because she felt she’d done a good job which I also believe and had put her best foot forward and had been frankly an almost incomparable Prime Minister and yet somehow the public had not seen that the same way. So it took some time for her to frankly come to terms with that and if I was in that position I’d feel the same way I guess.
She should have felt rejected because she was rejected, along with her gang.
Dumped, spurned, given the electoral heave-ho, thrown on the political scrap-heap.
She obviously got the message and is moving on to a plum job at the UN.
Those who remain as the somewhat tattered members of the opposition haven’t got the message, as DPF points out on Kiwiblog.
Commenting on Peter Davis’ remarks, he says:
This has a bit of an attitude about how the public made the wrong decisions, and Labour/Clark did nothing wrong. The reason I say this, is not to swipe at Davis, but because from all accounts most of the Labour Caucus are still in this space. They think John Key just conned the public and all they have to do is wait for him to be exposed.
It could be a long wait.