Honest John

Written By: - Date published: 2:43 pm, June 4th, 2010 - 14 comments
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14 comments on “Honest John”

  1. But I thought that he was going to be more ethical than the previous Government and that politics was going to be different?

    Things certainly are different.

    What is that word starting with C again?

    • Rex Widerstrom 1.1

      Couldn’t care less?

      Which is pretty much what most NZers seem to be doing, alas. I can never quite figure out why people can become so vexed, and even mobilise themselves, over a particular issue (say, mining conservation land, or selling a specific asset), but when the character flaws that bring about those actions are highlighted (and they’re flaws by no means confined to Key or this government) it seems all too esoteric.

      If we had systems (electoral, governance and Parliamentary) which held politicians to standards of accountability, then there’d be a lot less need to protest the myriad individual occasions on which they show themselves to be utterly without integrity.

    • BLiP 1.2

      Clown? Cheat? Capitalist? Corporate Crony? Crim?

  2. Akldnut 2

    Absolutely Rex – I dont think I’ll ever see it in my lifetime? IMO my great grandchildren won’t even see it.

  3. Irascible 3

    The borrowed clothes used during the election campaign have dropped off to reveal the naked unethical truth of Key.

  4. fiji bill 4

    But he is giving me a tax cut and that is what he promised. Thank you for delivering to me, Mr. Key.

    • lprent 4.1

      But from memory, didn’t he also say that the country could have a taxcut without going into debt? What a total bullshit line that was. What is it costing to give people over a 100k a big taxcut (because that is where most of it is going)?

      I suspect that you’re just deluded. The debt has to be repaid with interest – and you’re probably the idiot that will be paying much of it.

  5. sukie Damson 5

    Brrr. From the The Hollow Egg

    [He] is an idiot. A simpering, say-anything, dough-faced, preposterous waddling idiot with a feeble, insincere voice and an irritating tendency to squat near the top of opinion polls. I don’t like him. And I’ve got a terrible feeling he’ll be prime minister one day. Brrr.

    These are unthinking snap judgments, based on little more than his media profile – but since he appears to consist of little more than a media profile designed to appeal to unthinking snap judgments, that seems fair enough. On that basis, let’s stick to gut instincts, shall we?

  6. SPC 6

    Anyone concerned with todays DomPost editorial where it said that it was more important that the government did what they (they, the Dom Post) thought was right than tell the public the truth when campaigning for a mandate.

    If that’s the case what’s the role for the media in keeping the public informed if it’s about the government just doing what is right without an honestly obtained mandate.

    Does the Dom Post see itself having a role of manipulating public opinion to serve the greater need of a policy they are happy with?

    No wonder they had problems with campaign laws which restricted the advantage of wealth to have undue influence on the obtaining of an electoral mandate.

  7. Hamish 7

    Is Labour going to choose the same level of campaigning that was a massive success last election, perhaps ?

    Labour & Mr. 6.5% : The gift that just keeps on giving…

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