Shows Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Michael Cullen, reading a newspaper with a headline "Labour Slips". He says to the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, "Hey Helen... They reckon we're getting defensive and on the back foot!". Helen in the next frame is hiding behind circle of large cricket leg guards and is holding a cricket bat. She replies "Rubbish!". Refers to the polls leading up the the 2005 General Election in which the Labour party was slipping behind. Also refers to the controversial cricket tour of Zimbabwe.
Published in The Press, 19 July 2005
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