So Shearer decided to do dinner with Winston. I suppose the old adage "If you can't beat him, learn from him" most definitely applies.
Maybe next time we should bring our respective caucuses; leading to an introduction I imagine going something like this...
Shearer: "Ah, Winston; I'm sorry you're not able to match our commitment to Opposition with numbers..."
Winston: "Don't we... You, there [points at Fenton] ... what is your profession?"
Fenton: "I'm a Union-advocate"
Winston: [points at Horomia] "And you?"
Horomia: "Maori-advocate ... and fast-food connoisseur"
Winston: [points at Robertson] "And you?"
Robertson: "Campaign Manager"
[Winston turns to address his own Caucus]
Winston: "NEW ZEALAND FIRST; WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?!"
NZFCaucus: "HELL-NO! HELL-NO! HELL-NO!"
[Turns back to Shearer]: "You see, Shearer? I brought more Opposition than you did."
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