But one thing led to another, and we found ourselves at a sister site, whereupon we saw this picture:
You'd have to concede; the likeness is striking!
We only hope that Clayton Cosgrove is as favourably disposed to it as his New Lynn colleague!
UPDATE: It seems that Clayton Cosgrove's "condemned man" visage might be with good cause; check this out:
Waimakariri Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove faces a crushing defeat as a new poll shows his National rival, Kate Wilkinson, has opened up a huge lead in the seat.
A Fairfax Media-Research International snap poll in the seat put Wilkinson on 53.9 per cent of decided voters against 36 per cent for Cosgrove. The only consolation for Cosgrove is that the poll of 250 voters had a margin of error of 6.2 per cent and a high proportion of undecided voters – 23.5 per cent.
The poll also showed a huge lead for National of 71.9 per cent to Labour's 17.4 per cent.
That compares with 2008 when National won the party vote in the seat by 49.4 per cent to 33.9 per cent for Labour.
Paul Epplett of Research International said his best explanation for the huge shift in support was related to the earthquake and polling on that had been positive for National.