He’s been thieving her policies and now he’s thieving her words. When will John Key say something original?
Colin Espiner notes that while for days, Key has been baying for O’Connor’s blood, yesterday on Breakfast Key did an abrupt about-face. As if to signal what a massive change of direction it was, he even stole the Prime Minister’s exact words! He’s now shifted to saying that O’Connor’s decision “Isn’t a hanging offence”. The video evidence is below.
What’s staggering though is that not only does he seem incapable of making up his own mind on issues, even when he looks like he’s decided he really hasn’t. I’ve mentioned before that Key appears to have no compass. The longer I watch the more I think he’s really more like a candle in the wind of public opinion. He wants to be everything to everybody, to have his cake and eat it too.
The problem in politics John, is that at some stage you’re going to have to get down off the fence. I suspect that it’d look more dignified than falling with a thump – after all, you’re a ways up. Sooner or later the balancing act’s going to come to an end, either the wind will shift or someone’s going to give you a filthy great push.