Classic Key clanger

Written By: - Date published: 3:43 pm, March 18th, 2010 - 5 comments
Categories: Conservation - Tags: , ,

In this article, in which a Kaikoura Whale Watch spokesman states the bloody obvious (that if New Zealand turns pro-whaling his industry will suffer), our harpoon-wielding Prime Minister displays his usual lemming tendancies, saying commercial whaling “might be acceptable if it was acceptable to others‘.

Not only is this not really English, it’s also pathetic. And classic Key. Once more he adopts the unprincipled stance of a true follower; the ‘if  we can get away with it, we’ll do it” approach.  As we’ve already seen today, it’s a position that’s bothering even his cronies.

A moment of silence for the minkes …

5 comments on “Classic Key clanger”

  1. Bored 1

    Key harpooned, better tell WOil

  2. Lanthanide 2

    “that if New Zealand turns pro-whaling his industry will suffer”

    Because all the whales around NZ will be killed off and there won’t be any left to see?

    Sure, there might be a few people who wouldn’t want to indulge a “hypocritical” tourism industry, but it’s not like it’s the tour operators that are doing the whaling, or promoting whaling, etc. I also don’t think that would be more than a small minority.

    A government digging up the national parks, on the other hand, when it is the government promoting the 100% pure branding, is another matter.

    • Pascal's bookie 2.1

      The effect is unquantifiable for sure, but I think I’ll give more weight to the ponderings of the guy in the business. They know their customers.

  3. BLiP 3

    National Ltdâ„¢ – 100% Pure Bullshit.

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