Fran O’Sullivan is not known as a critic of our pollies from the right. So imagine my surprise when catching up on my weekend reading I spotted these somewhat acerbic comments.
On Thursday night, the man who wants to be our next prime minister was nowhere to be seen. he was off touring New Zealand endeavouring to raise his profile.[while] the country’s news organs are busily dissecting his leadership and asking the “What does Key stand for” question. Corporate NZ is asking the same questions.
I’d already been hearing murmurs about Mr Key and his regular disappearing tricks but this seems like a clear case of “business is going to vote for me anyway so I’m off to charm the masses”. Or is it that he’s afraid of fronting up to the policies the corporate world want him to put his name to?
No wonder she thinks he has to lift his game.