Slippery John’s flip-flops keep on coming.
Here he is just three weeks ago in the Listener: “you either have a conflict of interest or you don’t; it doesn’t matter whether you hold one share or a million”
and, today, on Breakfast: ‘it’s a very small number, no-one thinks a Member of Parliament with 500 Contact shares has a conflict of interest’
Now, I know John’s a bit of a maths whizz but I’m pretty sure 496 is between one and a million.
Then there’s Key’s positive and ambitious campaign that never quite materialised. Last week, Key said National wouldn’t be running attack ads But work must have already been underway on them but, now, it has released three. Sure, they’re pretty weak – everyone knows newspaper headlines are sensationalist, the buzzing sound is annoying and the narrator who doesn’t know whether her tone is meant to be amused or outraged – but they’re hardly positive.
While we’re on the topic of flip-flops, here’s the latest riff on the ‘two National party guys’ ad by 08wire: