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An apt description of John Key PM

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, October 28th, 2009 - 28 comments
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I haven’t seen a better description of John Key after a year in office than Pete Hodgson’s latest post.

When he does one day stop being a prime minister he will talk, not of what he strived for, but of what he saw and how he felt. Just like a kid coming out of Disneyland.

Can you imagine a more mundane political autobiography? Will probably sound as if written by a nine year old “And then I met Obama, and then I went Vietnam, and then I went on holiday in Hawaii, and then I was really high in the polls

And then you were forgotten.

28 comments on “An apt description of John Key PM ”

  1. ghostwhowalksnz 1

    Isnt he the new Caesar! And Wellington the third Rome

  2. Scribe 2

    Ah, Pete Hodgson. The latest person to allow his envy get the better of him.

    Key’s biography would be a hell of a lot more interesting than that of most MPs, but he still has a lot to achieve before he’s considered a good — or even great — PM.

    • Ron 2.1

      Hmm. Intersting? How?
      I suppose if he wrote about his holidays it might be an interestingish travel book giving an insight into how the other hal;f live.
      But other than that – what has he done?
      He was a glorified used-car salesman then he was PM.
      Since being PM what has he done except stand back and watch his MP’s dismantle years of good work? In fact he hasn’t even been watching much as the debacles over RWC coverage and ACC, DoubleDipton’s shennanigans, Melissa Lee’s self destruction and Richard Worth’s corruption and endless incompetancy from other Ministers seem to indicate.

  3. Tanya 3

    JK is rather like the cat that got the cream at the moment, but I suppose he feels he’s earned it. Too early for the Nobel Peace Prize for Key? Gotta admit, he has a great smile.

  4. Scribe 4

    Ron, Ron, Ron,

    Glorified used-car salesman? Way to hide your disdain for someone from the private sector.

    Many, many MPs — mostly on the left of the spectrum — would have the same biography.

    “Went to uni, got involved in student politics, got a job with one of the unions, part of Labour candidate’s campaign team, ran for a safe Labour seat, spent 12 years in Parliament, retired.”

    Key’s biography is interesting in comparison with that, is it not? That’s what I suggested, rather than saying Key’s biography would be “fascinating” or “intriguing”.

    • felix 4.1

      Oh bullshit. The only interesting things he’s done have been illegal, immoral or unethical.

      Hence we’ll never get to read about them in his biography which will be a glorified travelogue and autograph book.

      • starboard 4.1.1

        heh..Chris Carter to a tee…

        • starboard

          ” hello “..” hello “..anyone there…seems like they’ve all abandoned the titanic…

      • Scribe 4.1.2

        The only interesting things he’s done have been illegal, immoral or unethical.

        Another very level-headed analysis of John Key’s background. Key Derangement Syndrome remains alive and well at The Standard while National polls at record levels.

        • felix

          And another turgid toss-off from Scribe. Why would someone with nothing to say want to be a journo? Weird people.

      • gitmo 4.1.3

        Are you suggesting he’s never done anything interesting or would you like to expand on what he’s done that’s illegal, immoral or unethical…… I’d be fascinated.

        • felix

          If you can find anything in his official story that wouldn’t put most people to sleep in 5 minutes I’d love to hear it.

          From what I’ve heard he guy sat in a trading room for years and then got invited to join the National Party. Yawn.

          Bought a few houses. That must’ve been fun. Flew around a bit. Quite rich.

          The only interesting things about his life as a currency drone involve attacking the NZ dollar and a few other borderline scams – and you won’t be hearing much about those in his official bio.

        • travellerev


          Here are a few of the little things John Key does not want you to know.
          When I pointed this out to the journalist who wrote the “Unauthorised” biography of John Key in the NZH the online article was shortened from 15 pages to only ten. Guess what was removed. Yep right in one. All references to the attack on the NZ dollar in 1987 and his involvement with the derivatives trade. Ching Ching.

          Also an interview with him for the sunday star disappeared after I started referencing to it.

          John Key is as dirty as they come mate. He is a true Wall street bankster and happily cooperating with the scumbags preparing to loot this country.

          And a few well formulated questions of a couple of “real” journalists would bring this out real easy.

  5. Robb 5

    Latest Tui add

    Pete Hodgson one of the greats, yeah right!

  6. mike 6

    Gee wiz I doubt JK can take much more of this ‘heat’ from the labour party.
    I really hope they can’t sustain these brilliant attacks through to 2011 as the Nats will be toast….

  7. Doug 7

    At least Pete Hodgson will be remembered as the man of the silly dance. Most Labour MP’s will just be forgotten.

  8. graham 8

    please keep up the attacks on john as chris trotter said the more you try to smer him the more you end up smering yourself
    so keep it coming we might hit 70%

    [lprent: I can see why the NACT’s have an obsession about “the 3 r’s”. Imagine having to put up with your fractured support. Turn on your damn spell checker before you offend my eyes further.
    Mind you. How you get three R’s is also a victory of PR over spelling as well.]

  9. graham 9

    and to the left wing tool who complains about my spelling get a life

  10. graham 10

    get a life
    you cant help yourself
    look at the polls
    in fact look at the MSM
    they are turning on labour
    you guys are going to hate the next 15 years

    [lprent: Is that awful haiku, or just terrible prose. Seriously – you are starting to define yourself as someone trying to start flamewars. I’d suggest you read the policy and try not to attract my attention. ]

    • felix 10.1

      Put capital letters at the start of sentences. Then people might take you seriously.

      Of course, it would help if you had something – anything at all – to say.

    • starboard 10.2

      ” tee hee hee “

  11. randal 11

    The sun is not yellow its chicken.

    [lprent: Shouldn’t you attribute that? Bob Dylan…]

  12. graham 12

    You are still going to hate the next 15 years learning how these dumb tories who cant spell are in power and you very clever guys who can are not

    • lprent 12.1

      Why would I want to be in power? There are (wonderful people)* who like to do things like that.

      I like building tangible things like code, and that is something that is pretty well impossible if you have to sit around parliament and brown-nose voters.

      However if you’re referring to this government, it looks to me on current evidence like they aren’t competent enough to even keep things ticking over. Our biggest problem is that we have to redesign the front page of this site because of the number of posts. That is because the NACT’s seem to love finding cow patties to spread with their feet. Can’t see them lasting as a government past 2011. Charm only wins out over competence only if you don’t have to look at it for too long.

      * I amended this to something more polite than my first five attempts

  13. graham 13

    Mate if you think the torys are bad look at the opposition

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