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Key: I Apologise for Not Being a Man

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 61 comments
Categories: john key, Media, Minister for International Embarrassment, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: , ,

Heather du Plessis-Allan reports that the PM is a sexist git, sorry, can’t handle a hammer:

(hat tip Pascal’s Bookie!)

UPDATE: The Herald reports that the video has received a million hits. About 999, 997 more than the nail. Boom tsssh!

61 comments on “Key: I Apologise for Not Being a Man”

  1. shorts 1

    FFS lets belittle Key cause he’s not a “real man” – insert sexist old fashioned values and stereotypes

    pathetic

    [Read the tweet – that’s where the sexist old fashioned values and stereotypes are to be found. TRP]

    • shorts 1.1

      yes the tweet is sexist… but running a post on “hammergate” adds to the titillation of the fact Key didn’t come across as the ultimate handyperson as if that in any way makes him less manly or competent to govern – his actions as Prime Minister do a more than adequate job on that account and this post simply isn’t needed here, leave it for facebook

      [The tweet isn’t sexist, Key’s comment within it is. Manliness is not required to govern competently though the PM ridiculed David Cunliffe for not being, in his opinion, manly enough to govern last year. And don’t tell me what to write, ta. TRP]

  2. Anne 2

    Yeah… read pascals bookie’s link on O.P. He’s a little more circumspect that TRP.

    Very funny. 😀

  3. felix 3

    This is the man who convinced half of the country that he’s an ordinary kiwi bloke who likes rugby and drinking piss.

  4. saveNZ 4

    I hope David Cunliffe gets a T Shirt.

  5. saveNZ 5

    If he is not a Man, not a woman, maybe his real identity is puppet of the US?

    • left for deadshark 5.1

      “If he is not a Man, not a woman, maybe his real identity is” a muppet,hey if we find a couple more,we will have our own TV show,..Wait we have,they sit next to him on our very own sideshow at two O’clock.Sadly

  6. Tiger Mountain 6

    potential sexist ‘mantraps’ notwithstanding; “hire a hubby” for Bronagh, heh, pity the country could not “hire a proper Prime Minister”

  7. Bea Brown 7

    Sad we are still mired in stereotypes of what a man is and that means hammering in a nail.

    • Yep. And what a man isn’t … is feeling empathy with the victims of domestic violence, as David Cunliffe was told repeatedly by the PM last year.

      Mind you, according to Mitre Ten there’s two types, one of which fits the PM to a tee:

      ” …. there’s the ‘pay someone else to do it type’. You don’t wanna be this type.”

    • ghostwhowalksnz 7.2

      sad you cant see the sarc. Its also a reprise for a well known previous apology in this vein

    • Tracey 7.3

      Like when Key giddily took Cunliffe’s statements out of context and wore a tshirt about how proud he was to be a “man”, you mean like that?

    • North 7.4

      Oh poor Bea B ! We’re talking nails you’re seeing coffins.

  8. Maui 8

    Clearly shows the last time he picked up a hammer was when he was 5.

  9. TheBlackKitten 9

    I just watched the video on the Herald and he really was quite useless, I think even I could have done better …. but I wonder if this would be getting the same attention if it had been a female…

    • Sabine 9.1

      There are a lot of women that know how to handle a hammer and hit the nail.
      John Key does not know how to handle a hammer, is not able to hit the nail, his wife knows it and as John Key himself admits it. As John Key said himself, Bronwyn will get a man in to handle the hammer and hit the nail.

      don’t see what that has to do with ” females”

      please elaborate black kitten, cause i am curious

      • TheBlackKitten 9.1.1

        Oh sigh!!! If this had been a female politician who had shown the same incompetency as Key would it have been all over the net as it has been with Key? Or is it just because Key is male and every male Key’s age should be able to hammer a nail no problem however, a female is excused from not having the same competency due to her helpless sex.

        • felix 9.1.1.1

          I think you’ve missed quite a bit there kitty.

          John Key has generated a LOT of political capital by posing as an average kiwi bloke, someone you’d have round for a barbie or to watch the footie.

          It’s all bullshit of course and that’s why it’s funny, and sad, and relevant that he has never hit a nail before.

          But don’t shoot the messenger, kitty, this has nothing to do with what I think about masculinity and everything to do with what Key and his spin team have set it up to be.

          • North 9.1.1.1.1

            Excellent Felix. Your response at 9.1.1.1 sums it all up – “……masculinity……what Key and his team have set it up to be”

            Hoist on his own gauche, cringing, petard. Good job frankly.

            Why the fuck else did the sniveller try to push a knighthood onto a bemused Richie McCaw a few years ago and run straight to the media to tell about it.

            Oh God……L’EffeteToadyKey ! No wonder [“couldn’t care less about murdered Palestinian kids”] Bea B’s so frantic right now. TheWriting’sOnTheWallKey

      • les 9.1.2

        why doesn’t Bronagh just get a ‘person’ in then instead of a man…if man and hammering in nails do not necessarily go together?

  10. Bea Brown 10

    Perhaps this is what happens to boys who are brought up by their mums in homes where there is no father.

    • Sabine 10.1

      You do realise that Dear Leaders father died when dear Leader was eight?
      I am no friend of dear Leader, but that comment is just what ever.

      and btw. You might not be a women to use power tools, but a great many of us do, and there are some man that are really good at knitting.

      your stereotypes are outdated.

    • Tracey 10.2

      Yes Bea, no builders have come from single parent homes. Ever.

  11. adam 11

    Man there is a lot of Tory whingers on today.

    Cry me a river – your precious leader is not a god – build a bridge.

    Oh wait…

  12. KJT 12

    Every man, and woman, I know, can use a hammer.

    Because they were taught technology at high school.

    Just further proof that Key is really an alien lizard. 🙂

    Or why he thinks education is only redin, wrightin and rithmetic?

    • miravox 12.1

      Gerry Brownlee will be relieved he’s too young to have been Key’s woodwork teacher.

  13. Hateatea 13

    I am a builder’s daughter and still I don’t equate masculinity with use of hammers, saws or any other piece of home and garden equipment. Some people are more able and dextrous than others, no matter their gender.

    I would have thought that a little private practice might have been in order before such a public display of ineptitude though. Who really wants to see a Prime Minister do anything less than proficiently.

    Now, should he apologise for his misuse and abuse of the English language, I would be all ears. 🙂

    • One Anonymous Bloke 13.1

      😆

      “The pen is mightier than the hammer. Unfortunately I can’t wield either”.

    • veutoviper 13.2

      Well said. Especially your last sentence!

      I am the one guilty of first posting the nailing video here yesterday on Open Mike, but I cannot stand Key’s hypocrisy and lying – and falseness.

      Over the years, there have been many photo-ops of Key helping put up billboards etc – this is not a one off. That is what I found so funny at his feeble attempts on this occasion.

      Confession – I am also absolutely hopeless at hitting a nail on the head!

      • Hateatea 13.2.1

        Sorry, veutoviper but I have made so much effort to avoid election propaganda over the past few years that I was totally unaware that this wasn’t the PM’s first attempt at billboard construction. I see more clearly now 😉

        BTW, I am not too bad with a hammer but I am banned from using axes!

        • veutoviper 13.2.1.1

          LOL re axes. I am also banned from those, and chain saws. Also electric hedge clippers. Been through a couple of the latter; ‘been through’ meaning I have inadvertently applied the clippers to the cord ….

          But, as my mother used to say, nature compensates (in ref to the fact that I have severe astigmatism but exceptional hearing). Even if I say it myself, I am great at fixing washing machine problems, blocked drains and similar ….
          despite being female. (Further confession – both my older brothers were much better knitters than I ever was.)

  14. Geo 14

    Its not a matter of weather he can hit a nail in, its that national took a photo opp to show him supporting their local team by driving that nail in. Is there something afoot around the team putting the boot in to Key.They could have given him a cordless drill and square drive screw to achieve a “good” photo opp.
    The local National team seems to be “nailing” key out to dry.

    • McFlock 14.1

      Shades of Brash walking the plank or fumbling getting into the go-kart.

    • “They could have given him a cordless drill and square drive screw to achieve a “good” photo opp.”

      Yep, nowadays anybody who actually puts up hoardings uses drill and screws. Nails are a sod to deal with when taking the hoardings down. Even if the Nats aren’t fully power tool compliant, somebody should have pointed out to the PM that he was hammering the wrong side of the post. The nail should have gone through the brace and into the post, not the other way round.

  15. jenny kirk 15

    “Bronagh gets a man in” ! So – what’s the PM if not a man ? ? ? A wuss might be the correct answer …..

  16. Tracey 16

    John Key

    “I have a guy who puts the last nail in the coffins for me”

  17. feijoa 17

    Well this just goes to show photo ops are all bullshit. He’s obviously never put up a billboard in his life, which is fine, but why pretend that you can. So the video was just a lie to the public but he got found out.
    Hopefully people will start to wonder what else is bullshit.
    Actually it’s the usual, he just laughs it off, and everyone goes oh, ok then.

  18. Bill 18

    When a PM portrays himself as ‘everyman’, then it’s an extremely fucked look to be sprung as inept on such an ‘everyman’ front. (Them darned societal prejudices and stereotypes.)

    Even more fucked, if he and his team didn’t (still don’t?) realise that being unable to wield a hammer half way competently just isn’t at all in the same vein as being the ‘average Joe’ clown, idiot or whatever who’s good for a laugh/a beer.

  19. Stiff little finger 19

    What a bunch of cocks. No wonder you lost the last election by a landslide. What a bunch of small minded, juvenile dickheads. That includes the author who is the biggest dick to start this kiddy trash.

    [Thought I’d leave this up so we can all have a wee laugh. Let’s see how that landslide looks after Winnie wins Northland, eh? SLF, meet spam trap. Byeee. TRP]

    [lprent: Indeed. A troll from the paleolithic era of the internet who doesn’t want to be here. No problem helping them from breaking their addiction to stupidity. Permanent ban. ]

    • North 19.1

      Oh get over your sad-sack self Stiffie. Second thoughts……don’t !

      LoveSeeingArseholeWorshippersAtTheTempleOfTheGodKeyIdentifyingClayFeet.

    • joe90 19.2

      Yeah, he grew up in a state house so leave John Key alone.
      /

    • North 19.3

      Re-read your sad old screech Stiffie……bit risky ya start talking “kiddy trash”. What ?

  20. philj 20

    Has JK just redefined the term ‘ good Kiwi joker’ as a useless impractical person faking his way through life in Nu Zeelund?

  21. One Anonymous Bloke 21

    I can’t get the cartoon out of my head…

    Winston with a whiskey in one hand and a nail-gun in the other. The caption reads (you guessed it) ‘Bronagh gets a man in’.

  22. Lanthanide 22

    Part of Key’s problem is he’s so hesitant and not applying any force at all, so when he does occasionally hit the nail, nothing happens.

    He’s just putting up a hoarding, it’s not like he has to be careful around the wood. If he’d just applied a decent amount of force, he might have actually made a difference.

    • les 22.1

      hes a SNAG…no good at DIY, but can make a good souffle.

    • Murray Rawshark 22.2

      He’s not even putting up a hoarding. He’s just trying to hammer a nail into a post. It’s 100% fake.

    • Hayden 22.3

      Part of Key’s problem is he’s so hesitant and not applying any force at all, so when he does occasionally hit the nail, nothing happens.

      Yeah, when he misses the hammer only goes about 10mm past the head of the nail; it’s probably the pulling back that’s making it so inaccurate. You’d think as a golfer he’d be familiar with “follow-through”.

  23. yabby 23

    So Key’s not a handyman and doesn’t care less.
    Like so many boys in NZ these days he grew up in a female household. He had a working Mum and two sisters and didn’t have his father around for long. It seems that when Daddy was there he was a hopeless alcoholic – so I’m not seeing much in the way of DIY tutorials and Practical Mechanic sessions. Mind you he could just be cack handed. I’ve got a similar man in my house, but thank goodness his lady (me) is a dab hand at all matters practical (apart from engines).

    • One Anonymous Bloke 23.1

      Make excuses for his bad choice to be filmed doing something he has no skill at while running his mouth. A glimpse into the person that can’t be unseen.

      Sorry ’bout that 😀

  24. les 24

    the P.M has been photographed in an AB jersey surrounded by players…love to see him try and kick the ball!

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