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Key’s no-shows – protecting Brand Key

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, May 13th, 2013 - 15 comments
Categories: brand key, capitalism, john key, national - Tags: ,

Who was missing from the Mighty River sale announcement last week? Who was missing from the SkyCity dirty deal announcement this morning? Being seen at the front of positive government stories is a big part of the PM’s job, unless concerns over protecting Brand Key override that. The fact Key has been a no-show at these two announcements of central planks of National’s agenda tells you a lot about what the Nats’ polling says about them.

15 comments on “Key’s no-shows – protecting Brand Key”

  1. Tigger 1

    How many dead rats can National MPs swallow? I guess if they think Key can keep them in power they’ll continue to do so…brand Key’s not what it used to be, of course…

    • paul andersen 1.1

      to remain in power, national will gorge on dead rats, and smile for the cameras while doing so.

      • Tigger 1.1.1

        Only until swallowing Key’s rats doesn’t aid them any more.

        Key has been canny. And he’s been lucky. He’s assisted by a largely friendly media and good spin doctors.

        But at some point he will lose the electorate’s confidence. And at that moment his MPs will turn on him. And as we’ve just seen with Gilmore, it will be ugly.

        • David H 1.1.1.1

          What with Joyce Bennet Collins and Brownlee all fighting for the plum job. Ugly just don’t cover it it’s gonna be a bloody massacre BUT who’s. Apart from that, they aren’t a very palatable lot are they ?

  2. ghostrider888 2

    con-spi-cluelessly absent

  3. Ad 3

    If this is parliamentary logic, then we should expect never to see David Shearer fronting to camera ever again!

  4. felix 4

    Hoots confirmed on rnz this morning that internal polls show the Sky City deal is deeply disliked across all demographics.

    There you go Labour, free hit.

    • Colonial Viper 4.1

      According to McFlock, Labour MPs will be landing body blows on National right about now.

      Starting the barrage earlier today with “uh, we have to look at the small print of the SkyCity agreement before we decide what we might do about it, if anything”

      Shit that was a real killer hit from Labour, the Key/English Government was left reeling after that

  5. Bring back David Cunliffe

  6. Craig Glen Eden 6

    Brand Key will roll on, he keeps rocking in to those radio stations that the Nats loaned 36 million two and buys them coffee as he did with ZM last week. Tells a few stories at the expense of his sister and leaves. The announcer goes “John Key he’s so cool he’s like one of us”. Bang and that’s showbiz kids job is done.
    Many of the Nats policies have not been popular, hell I personally know people who voted for Key but didnt want asset sales ” hello’. This is what Labour are up against and the only way you can front that is having smart articulate people who can explain complex stuff simply.So who have we got? Hmmm? There is the problem people,we have no one that instantly comes to mind.It could be we have good people sitting there but they are certainly not being used. Seriously the last hit I can remember was Cunliffe on Dunn and we all know Cunliffe is not going to be used.Mean while the Nats sell NZ to their mates with Brand Key running the cover for them.

  7. Macro 7

    The voters of Epsom have a great deal to answer for.
    They have sold this country down the river, backed the most corrupt government this country has ever had the misfortune to experience, and turned a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands living in poverty, for the sake of their own self interest

    • David H 7.1

      What do you expect from a bunch of old, monied, blue rinse crowd who still reckon the world owes them a living.

      • Colonial Viper 7.1.1

        I’ve lived and door knocked in that electorate before. They don’t believe the world owes them a living, but they do believe that if they make the effort to vote right wing they’ll do quite alright thank you.

  8. McFlock 8

    Pffft.

    Yes cv, I’m sure your reporting is 100% accurate and without bias. /sarc

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