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Mini “W”

Written By: - Date published: 2:29 pm, April 17th, 2013 - 10 comments
Categories: accountability, john key - Tags: , ,

George “W” Bush’s history (a fake WMD scare and legislation to intrusively monitor his own citizens) was arguably repeated as tragedy (in Tony Blair’s Britain) and is now, as predicted, being repeated as farce. John Key is morphing into Mini “W” before our eyes (ht emergency mike in comments).

At one level you have to admire the political skills. Caught out in lies, contradictions, leaked documents, and incompetent oversight of security. What to do, what to do? Go on the attack! Break out the “W” playbook and wave the WMD “threat”. Give sweeping new powers to your spies (oh and by the way force the private sector to comply). Just as Roger Douglas recommended, move quickly, get it done, before anyone has time to evaluate and respond.

Net result, the pressure on Key’s blunders relaxes as attention shifts to this blizzard of new developments, and increased powers to spy on your citizens. By the time the public wake up and realise they’ve been conned by WMD smoke and mirrors you’re long retired and relaxing on your ranch / Hawaiian beach front. Nice!

Are we going to fall for it? Fool me three times?…

10 comments on “Mini “W””

  1. karol 1

    And today he’s sounding like W – calling Grant Robertson “Mr Robinson” when under pressure over when he knew about problems with the GCSB spying on kiwis.

  2. yeshe 2

    And almost every answer from him in the house today was followed by his between-the-teeth-air-sucking ‘tell’ … so loud even on the house microphones.

  3. Tim 3

    “Are we going to fall for it? Fool me three times?…”
    But yea, but nah!
    I suspect “we” are. We haven’t yet reached the threshold where sufficient numbers are struggling and being done over.
    The harder they rise, the harder they fall – and all that stuff. It’s a shame that it’s not well understood (by now ffs), as that rising rabble grows stronger and represents a majority – it’ll be a harsher, more unforgiving majority.
    Watching Key in Parliament today …. what can ya say ffs! The man’s vacuosuness (vacuity?) knows no bounds.
    And …. I always watch with amusement as I do when watching FOX News, that member for Taupo (Torpor when she tries to sound puliklee krekt) seated behind: the Key-approved “nodder”.
    It’s TREJUK

  4. One Anonymous Knucklehead 4

    The National Party is a threat to national security. They can be expected to attack New Zealanders at every opportunity. That’s nothing new.

    What will the response from the Left be? Principled or pragmatic? If the latter we might as well pack up and go home.

  5. Key morphing into a George W Minime

    How very accurate
    I love it!!

  6. Colonial Viper 6

    The intelligence services are there to deal with the enemies of the state. When their focus is turned inwards on the people of the nation, then it is the people who become thought of as the enemies of the state.

    • ….isn’t it that people are already viewed as the enemy of the state when an intelligent service turns inward?

      i.e. Its not:

      “when the focus turns inwards, then it is the people who become thought of as enemies of the state.”

      its

      “the focus turns inwards, because it is the people who have become thought of as enemies of the state.”

      Which is more appropriate in this case, then or because?

  7. Bill 7

    And looking at those fuck knuckle liberal arguments that hold humanity evolves over time….

  8. Bill 8

    Anthony. If the bolloxy non-descript and unimportant Boston bombs hadn’t exploded a day after JK made his WMD utterance, then JK would have crashed and burned in a sting of acidic laughter (bile rising and all of that). BUT. Events and meadia spin conspired to ‘feed the fear’ and give his b/s an air of credibility – given our credulity.

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