The opposition has a propensity for sneering at John Key’s back story.
Labour even tried to find some skeletons in his cupboard.
I have never heard or read any criticism from the right of David Shearer’s back story.
That could be a reflection on a fundamental difference between right and left – the former generally celebrates and appreciates success in any field while at least some of the latter are suspicious and/or envious of it.
That doesn’t mean any back story should be accepted without question.
Over at Bowalley Road, Chris Trotter has done some delving and come up with the back story to Shearer’s back story.
I think this answers the question I asked at the end of this morning’s post on the numbers – the cry of rage from Labour’s grass roots is still fomenting.