John, I am your father

Written By: - Date published: 1:54 am, August 30th, 2007 - 3 comments
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There’s been a bit of excitement round the traps today over this picture from, which tries to merge Helen Clark’s face into Rob Muldoon’s.

Naturally, National Party blogger David Farrar has been wallowing like a pig in shit over Mike Moore’s comments in the Herald comparing the two, and he seems to think the Stuff image proves his point.

Personally, I think this one’s a much better fit:


After all, if we’re going to compare anyone to Muldoon then we may as well start with someone who’s actually expressed his admiration for the guy:

CAMPBELL: What did you think of Muldoon?

KEY: Well I liked him, um…


KEY: Oh well he was a pretty strong leader and at the time it seemed good ah I think you could look back economically now and say um things necessarily weren’t that flash, ah, but at the time I liked his leadership and he, yeah, he seemed like a strong individual.

And is it just me, or is it kinda creepy how even the wrinkles on their foreheads match up?

3 comments on “John, I am your father”

  1. Seamonkey Madness 1

    Ooooh, scary! Wrinkles that match up.
    Better vote Labour then!

  2. tom-tom 2

    How old was Key when Muldoon was at his blustering, bleary-eyed height? Key can remember that ‘at the time it seemed good’, but can’t recall his thoughts about the Springbok tour? Flippy!

  3. So you would prefer that John Key lied about admiring Muldoon’s leadership qualities?

    Have you even read Barry Gustafson’s biography of Muldoon? Of course the man had some very good qualities. It’s become a bit revisionist in recent history to pan the guy, but you can’t deny that for at least ten years, he was the most dominant figure in New Zealand politics.

    If you asked John Key the same question about David Lange, or even Helen Clark, I’m sure he would honestly say that they had particular qualities he admired.

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