Up to his neck in criticism for his batshit behaviour of late, Key petulantly complained:
“I dare you to show me one example where I haven’t discharged my responsibility seriously, professionally and appropriately”
Well I like a challenge as much as the next random blogger, but really, this is too easy. Seriously, professionally and appropriately? Like the way you are leading a government that is failing on every economic goal it sets itself, failing on most social indicators, and trying to sell off the country’s assets? Like the numerous times you have lied, conveniently forgotten the facts, or refused to even read them? Like the time you appeared as a two-bit buffoon on Lettermen? The time you made a throat slitting gesture in Parliament?
How serious, professional and appropriate was it of you to insult:
The Waitangi Tribunal,
the Pike River families,
and all of the reporters, scientists, teachers, beneficiaries and others that you and your government regularly belittle. Who are you planning to insult next – The Pope? Justin Bieber? Bambi’s mum?
Compiling that list was a depressing stroll down memory lane. I’m sure that Standardistas can add to it. Far from Key challenging us to find any example where he hasn’t discharged his responsibility “seriously, professionally and appropriately”, I think we should challenge him to find any example where he has.