Sunday, May 05, 2013

Caucus and the Cone of Shame

It is pretty clear by now that anyone who recognises the name Aaron Gilmore doesn't think much of it.

Matthew Hooton agrees with the Food and Services Union. A former Maitre D' called the boorish behaviour twattish in the Herald. The only serious defence I've seen raised so far is Michael Laws, and who gives a rat's arse about that pickled gremlin. I could go on, but I'll wait for Bryce Edwards to compile his compendium of Gilmore sneer and loathing in the next edition of Politics Daily.

But oh, to have a loose iPhone in the National party caucus come Tuesday! Parliament has been on a longish break, and resumes this week for a long, hard slog through the winter session. What will Aaron Gilmore's first day back at caucus be like?

Will it be cold stares or nonchalant indifference? Will it be tar and feathers or soap bars in socks? Or perhaps some equally arcane procedure akin to how the National Party List is sliced and diced?

Alas, what goes on in caucus stays in caucus. Whatever happens, caucus can be a very cold place away from the hearth. Cash swaddling doesn't insulate against that kind of frost.