No real surprise – Key sets eyes on a fourth term
The Prime Minister is launching into 2016 with plans to stand for an historic fourth term.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Weekend Herald about the year ahead, John Key confirmed his intention to fight another election and remain in office. “My stock standard position has been that I intend to stay for as long as I think I can add value and the party wants me,” he said.
Not sure why Key wants a fourth term, he doesn’t seem to know what to do with his third one (other than change the flag of course).
He said he wanted this year to be similar to other years in which he tried to deliver results “to keep earning the right to be there”.
What results? Is it the slow economic recovery? The high unemployment? Growing poverty? Growing inequality? Growing gender wage gap? Failing the world on climate change? Increasingly polluted waterways? Dodging the hard issues? The housing crisis? The international acclaim that comes from pulling ponytails? Key’s only result is to remain popular by performing like a monkey for soft media and pretending he doesn’t understand prison rape jokes.
Key might get his fourth term. The polls are turning far too slowly. Good luck NZ.