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Back to fluff

Written By: - Date published: 4:56 pm, March 26th, 2012 - 13 comments
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It appears there is something irresistible about travelling with the PM. While the fact that only 2 news organisations can send a journalist to cover our leader’s involvement in a 54 nation conference is disappointing, so is the fact that being part of that cosy group travelling with JK makes everyone a bit too matey.

So it doesn’t seem arrogant for John Key to think that Obama has ‘stolen’ his room as he (and no doubt several others) rank higher than NZ for best hotel suite, it’s portrayed as charming. And we get to vicariously live the lives of the rich and famous as we imagine shouting Aussie PM Julia a drink, hopefully catching up with US Prez Obama at the gym (but probably not…) and hopefully getting given a VIP Blackhawk helicopter as a gift.

It all just seems a bit incongruous printed next to big issues like our Ultrafast Broadband Network provider being banned from Australia due to espionage concerns, or the climate now possibly warming by 3C by 2050

13 comments on “Back to fluff ”

  1. Dr Terry 1

    I wondered why Key would be attending a meeting concerning protection of nuclear armaments, so I then asked myself, “What is he out to get this time?” Sure enough, free trade deals with South Korea, the U.S. (still!), and anywhere else that he might have a chance. There is always an ulterior motive (even down to hoping that he might be given a free helicopter! Amazing that he has not yet bought himself a private aircraft. Sorry, of course the rest of us would have to buy it for him!) . A P.M. “on the take”, true to form. Nevertheless, incredibly, Roy Morgan survey shows most New Zealanders think “the country is going in the right direction”. Are people really that worried about asset sales?

    • felix 1.1

      “Amazing that he has not yet bought himself a private aircraft.”

      He prefers to treat the NZ Air Force as his own private airline.

  2. Tigger 2

    It’s telling that the entire story is all about how important Key is. Because that’s what matters to him. Not the environment or the economy or unemployment or sick children in leaky, uninsulated homes. All that matters is how others think of him. It’s part of his personality and the media are happy to feed it.

    And Key in the gym? Hope he takes off the rug before he uses the sauna.

  3. Eduardo Kawak 3

    I’m surprised JK wasn’t out giving the South Korean rugby team a training run, he’s pretty much an All Black isn’t he?

    And why would Korea want a free trade deal with NZ?

    We already buy their TVs and cars.

    • Rich 3.1

      That’s a good point. Basically if you make goods people want to buy, a free trade deal doesn’t matter.

  4. Tiger Mountain 4

    “Loud and proud nuclear free” ShonKey said on RNZ this morning, hello, what about his mate Brash “gone by lunchtime”–Don’s signalled capitulation to the yanks, what a f***face. He even mentioned “labour rights” in respect of Korean fishing boat crews.

    It is like when he is offshore it is a case of mind (spin) over matter.

  5. felix 5


  6. mac1 6

    You called?
    Brian Blessed (born 1937), English actor
    Brian Boru (941-1014), Irish king who overthrew the centuries-long domination of the Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill
    Brian Clough (1935–2004), British football manager
    Brian Cowen (born 1960), former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland
    Brian De Palma (born 1940), American film director
    Brian Eno (born 1948), English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer
    Brian Epstein (1934–1967), English businessperson, manager of The Beatles
    Brian Johnson (born 1947), member and lead vocalist of the hard rock band AC/DC
    Brian Johnston (1912–1994), British cricket commentator
    Brian Jones (1942–1969), founding member, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist in the English rock group The Rolling Stones
    Brian Lara (born 1969), former West Indian cricketer
    Brian May (born 1947), famous guitarist from the band, Queen
    Brian O’Driscoll (born 1979), Irish rugby player
    Brian Wilson (born 1942), member of American music group, The Beach Boys

  7. Janice 7

    Poor little Johnny boy, having to decide whether lurking around a hotel gym, dodging the secret service, trying to get Obama’s attention, and having four minutes to speak to an room full of people who don’t know and don’t care who he is. The alternative was bobbing to all the nabobs and others at the Tongan King’s funeral, he might have more attention and photo ops there. Oh no hang on, we don’t need a free trade agreement with Tonga.

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