The stupidity of Phil Goff’s misogynist taunting of Chris Finlayson has been compounded by his refusal to apologise.
Unfortunately Phil has a track record for this kind of transparent and disingenuous rationalising of his bad calls. Having notoriously tried to claimed he accepted SkyCity corporate box tickets to the rugby in order to “express my opposition” to the Australian gambling giant’s dodgy convention center deal.
Here’s some advice Phil, when you’re in a hole stop digging, man up (see what I did there?), and admit you were wrong and you regret what you said. It’s this kind of high-handed self righteous response that undermines people’s trust in Labour and drives the membership’s dark mutterings about the “old guard”.