It seems that just as everyone was fed up with election whinging, grizzling and moaning taking up all television time, we now have the post-election autopsies to contend with. Funnily enough, the big questions being asked by some are not around why the country got it so right, but how they got Labour so wrong. Politicians are often the last to learn the lessons of politics, dealt out in about a twelve year cycle. Long terms in government are followed by terms in Opposition. Oppositions just can't believe the voters got it all so wrong so believe it can't be the message but the messenger so sack their leaders immediately before or immediately after every loss.
Meanwhile back in the real world, everyone else gets back into life, working to make things a little better. This season better than last, or these end of years figures showing a bigger increase or surplus than the previous annual report. In our community service it is the drive to run a better gala and raise more money, coach the kids to a higher standard so they finish better in the tournament, running faster, scoring more runs, dotting down more tries and shooting more baskets, slotting more goals. The business keeps going despite the cycle of politics.