Key apologises over handling of BMW purchase
Prime Minister John Key has apologised over the handling of the purchase of 34 ministerial BMWs. …
“The whole thing has been sloppy and frankly, the public deserves better,” he said. “I’m not going to make excuses. The matter should have been handled better by everyone, including myself.”
Staff apology over ‘sloppy’ BMW deal
Earlier today [Key] told NewstalkZB the Government did not handle the BMW limos issue well because it was preoccupied by the death of Private Kirifi Mila and the visit of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The all things to all people act is getting pretty thin now isn’t it. I’m not usually in the habit of offering political advice to Nats, but on this occasion I just can’t bear it any longer. Hello – John Key – shut the hell up about the BMWs. Stop explaining. Stop digging. Please.
[Update: Key signed four papers relating to the BMWs last year. I suppose he has no recollection of that, just as his chief of staff, Wayne Eagleson, has no memory of the meeting and emails he had on this issue – Eddie]