Heard over the lunch time news that John Key was the keynote (oh how he must never tire of that) speaker at the CTU Biennial Conference this afternoon. A quick flick through the programme that had crossed my desk some weeks ago showed this to be the case and that Phil Goff is speaking tomorrow.
I wonder at that. I can’t remember if, when Labour was last in oppostion, the CTU invited Jim Bolger or Jenny Shipley to attend its conference, but it strikes me that they probably didn’t and if they did, surely it wouldn’t have been before Helen Clark.
If anyone can put me straight I would appreciate it.
But as to why John Key is the first up keynote speaker, I would hazard a guess that Mr Textr is behind it. And I don’t mean Mark Textor of the Crosby Textor fame. I’m talking about John Key’s ubiquitous use of txting to stay in touch and build relationships with various and numerous leaders all around the country. More than one union boss has told me that Key often txts them several times a week. It clearly paid off with the CTU.
I only hope Goff is doing the same.