Things must be getting decidedly trippy for Deputy PM Bill English about now, and not in a good way.
While his glorious leader is off overseas playing the Jester Statesman, back home Bill’s future is looking gloomier by the day. With the Auditor General looking into English‘s Krishna-like claims of being able to exist in multiple places simultaneously, and even National Party cheerleader John Armstrong implying Bill’s days could be numbered, it must all seem a bit surreal.
Just when he thought leading National to an historic defeat in 2002 was as bad as it gets, Bill’s now looking down the barrel of ending his career in disgrace.
And yet despite possible “9th Floor” connections, Nice Mr Key oddly enough doesn’t seem the least bit concerned. To think it was Key who once cunningly suggested he thought he’d be “knee-capped” by wiley Bill one day. Turn’s out it was Bill who should’ve been girding his knees all along!