Armstrong’s a little more charitable in relation to National’s dithering on the evacuation of Kiwis from Bangkok than I would have been. Yes, Key got there in the end but we had to endure yet more of the painful “there are a range of options that we’re considering” BS he’s so prone to.
I’m sure Goff’s cheeky suggestion that Key give him a ring for some advice was only intended, as Armstrong suggests, to rub salt into the wound but you might wonder what would have been so hard about picking up the phone to Kevin Rudd to hammer out a joint solution with the Aussies. What’s that? You didn’t get his number at APEC John, just his autograph?