Dear John, That’s a bad way to start, but it’s your name. No, I’m not writing to give up on you, just to give you a verbal kick up the arse. And I rarely use the word “arse” on my blog. I’m using it because you deserve it. You need to stand up, drop the… Continue reading Dear John (Key)
Idiot Savant has his say on John Key’s recent speech. What a mess, where do I begin? In his speech on Wednesday attacking the Electoral Finance Bill, John Key cloaked his criticisms in a passionate defence of democracy. There’s a number of ironies in this. Firstly, there’s the obvious point that Key seems to have… Continue reading “But He Hates Democracy”
Tony points out Pete Hodgson’s press release where he tries to stir up trouble against John Key. Seems that there’s potential funny business over the matter of where Mr Key lived for a while – the electoral office was told one thing, the companies office another. Tony wonders if the media will notice. I predict:… Continue reading Where Did Key Live?
The left are showing off a funny looking graph. It looks rather like this one: 😛
National Radio was on maximum spin on the way home tonight. They were all out to paint John Key’s fairly obvious condition of talks with Sue Bradford as changing the rules. I’d have thought that admitting the problem would have been the only way to work towards a compromise. Without that, you have no grounds… Continue reading National Radio – Key “Backtracks”
Funny how TVNZ went out of their way both before and after the Key speech to tone it down. Their reporting before frequently talked about anything but Key, and their reporting last night was worse. They went to the street in Auckland that Key mentioned. Now, they said he said the street had lost hope.… Continue reading Key Speech – TVNZ’s Response
Remember how, after Labour destroyed the Alliance, leaving nothing much to their left, their policy started to swing right in key areas? This is much of what lead to the decimation of National. Well Helen, now that Act’s gone, Key is coming after you. Where are Labour voters going to go when they’re offered a… Continue reading John Key’s Strategy Should Be Familiar to Helen
I do love the media (and assorted politiicans) on John Key’s so-called new direction. As far as I can tell, it’s the old direction without the media spin!
I’ve been ruminating on the leadership question. I am, on reflection, sad that Don is gone. He was a gentlemen. His personal standards were high. He wasn’t a slick politician. An he was getting better at the game all the time. He was everything Helen is not. I just don’t understand the appeal of John… Continue reading National’s Leadership