Andrea Vance and Lois Cairns of The Sunday Star Times report
A new UMR Research poll of 750 people shows the prime minister’s favourability rating dipped by 9 per cent between October and December of last year to its lowest level since January 2010.
The proportion of Kiwis who had a favourable opinion of Key has twice peaked at 81 per cent but the figure is now 63 per cent. The previous record was Helen Clark’s 78 per cent in April 2002.
That is one of the fastest drops I can recall in one of these polls – not that I really find them particularly relevant in political terms. The 2011 election campaign, short as it was, does seem to have exposed kiwis to the side of John Key that he’d prefer not to show.
The rest of the article is in the grand tradition and highest principles of journalism. How to munt a story together by joining nothing much with nothing much else because they refer to something similar…
It is about how John Key is preferred by rubber fetishists. Specifically Durex, the countries main supplier of condoms, has run a survey showing that their respondents rate John Key as being the sexiest politician. The mind boggles at even considering how they selected the ‘respondents’.
But I am not to be outdone in the pursuit of tastelessness and the irrelevant junction of stories by mere journalists. I will end this post by linking to something from this mornings reading. With as much congruence as linking idiotic polls together, I will link what Durex’s main product is used on and another use for the same in the past.
Read this wee gem from a book review in The Economist (warning – not to be read by the weak of stomach):
For Boswell and many of his contemporaries, morals were “an uncertain thing”. The upper-middle-class members of the Beggar’s Benison club in Scotland, founded in 1732, apparently thought nothing of arranging meetings where they could drink, sing and fondle naked women. Such evenings were brought to a fitting climax, as it were, when they would communally ejaculate into a ceremonial pewter platter. The book is rich in anecdotes, funny, touching and seedy.
One wonders what in the hell they did with the results after the communal wank? The review “Pleasure Principles – The first sexual revolution” is on a book detailing the change in sexual morality in the 18th century.
But we can all see how linking these two stories together helps with the overall coherence of the post. Right?