100% Key

Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, May 17th, 2011 - 10 comments
Categories: brand key, humour, making shit up, slippery - Tags:

10 comments on “100% Key”

  1. terryg 2

    nailed it.

  2. ianmac 3

    A few pictures worth a thousand………. Perhaps the Photo-op PM is seeping through.

  3. stever 4

    A bit off topic, but this has become a bit of an obsession for me, as I honestly can’t get it: can someone explain why John Key gets such high personal ratings?

    What is it about him?

    I can’t myself get past the, to me, obvious, clear, shallow smarminess of the guy (and I’m not alone in this—no one I know can explain this either, and they see the same person as I do, which just shows you what a small, blinkered circle of friends I have :-)).

    For better or worse, he is just the sort of person, as far as I can tell from the public persona, that I would NOT want to have a beer with—but many, many of my fellow compatriots clearly don’t agree with me—but WHY????

    • Webster Rearo 4.1

      Perhaps because a lot of people aren’t necessarily voting for a particular person to be their prime minister, but are voting for their party of choice. That’s certainly how I do it, the parties persistent values are more important me, although a leader is also important she or he is always temporary.

      Having said that, I guess JK does reflect national party values, so he is agreeable with the traditional nat voter. I read an interesting article recently about how poorer people still voted for republicans in the states even though they are unlikely to get any benefit from their policies. I suppose there’s something similar occurring here, as it honestly perplexes me why some of the national supporters I know choose to vote for them, even at a selfish level. I mean these people are worse off because of the policies.

      I guess stubbornness, willful ignorance and habit all play their part.

    • Webster Rearo 4.2

      ps forgot to clarify that the support for the party, tends to give support to the parties leader, hence JKs good ratings being a product of the national parties good ratings. imo there’s a close correlation.

      Again personal and observed opinion.

  4. Peter 5

    If you can fake sincerity you have got it made!

    • stever 5.1

      Good idea, Peter; but the “sincerity” is so clearly fake—that’s one of the things I hate so much. Do others just not see that?

      • Carol 5.1.1

        I’ve always thought he seemed slippery & untrustworthy. He creeps me out, so I certainly don’t understand his popularity.

  5. Prime Minister Seriously Misrepresents Meeting with Tribal Leaders

    http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/news/blog/prime-minister-seriously-misrepresents-meetin/blog/34748

    This week John Key has been reported publicly saying “he had met with Ngati Porou and Whanau Apanui representatives last week and they had reiterated they were not opposed to progress or mining but wanted reassurance that it be done in a way that was environmentally- sustainable.”

    This is utterly untrue. As an attendee at that meeting I can confirm quite the opposite was communicated to the Prime Minister on behalf of Te Whanau a Apanui and Ngati Porou.

    Blogpost by Dayle Takitimu – May 13, 2011 at 11:06

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