I was listening to John Key on Parliament TV last night on the budget. I was musing that he had clearly not yet fully realized that he’d won the last election. He is still blaming Labour for his cabinets inadequate performance in running the government. After all they did not leave him with enough surplus income to give tax cuts without borrowing heavily.
Apart from being a slow learner when it doesn’t come to photo-ops, ego boosting and perks this does tend to point to a character flaw. John Key clearly doesn’t understand what work is. Otherwise he’d be looking at the work required to kick lazy sods like Bill English into producing an less amateurish budget – one that didn’t rely on magic to make the numbers work in a mythical future.
But John Key is also bloody lazy when speaking. I had to watch his lips before I could figure out what he was saying last night. This morning there is a video of his remedial vocal work that illustrates this problem..