On Tuesday, Shane Jones will face the full wrath of his caucus colleagues.
For the record, Jones like all the credit card abusers should be reprimanded for their shameless abuse of taxpayer funds.
But undoubtedly, the Labour caucus will give consideration to the public’s perception of Jones’s mindless actions.
No doubt, Jones’s self-description as a â€˜red-blooded adult’ was an attempt to redeem himself to the many male voters in the public who may have dabbled with a bit of porn themselves over the years. Heck, Jones may even think his faux pas will eventually grant him human qualities among a caucus of colleagues often described by the public as aloof and holier than thou.
Being a red blooded adult didn’t damage John Key when he confessed to visiting a strip club in 2007. After this incident, Key continued to build upon his brand as an ordinary Kiwi bloke, which continues to be his strongest asset.
So can Jones, like Key, rise like a phoenix from the fire?