Key priorities

Written By: - Date published: 6:43 am, November 2nd, 2011 - 17 comments
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Further to Anthony’s post I thought more about Key’s priorities as shown up in Monday’s debate.

What is most important to Key is shown up by what he saw as his biggest mistake:

How he presented the purchase of BMWs.

With all the disasters that have occurred in the last 3 years that have affected so many thousands of people he couldn’t have done anything better to improve their lives other than communicated a bit better about BMWs?

He might as well have said about the Rena: I’ve got 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one. (h/t David Slack)

17 comments on “Key priorities”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    Its curious in this time of general hardship, he wanted to remind us of the BMW saga…and then try and convince us that the new BMW fleet somehow didn’t cost the country a thing!

    Whoever coached him on this was terrible.

    • Lanthanide 1.1

      This is the dreaded Job Interview “describe one of your weaknesses” question. Seems Key simply wasn’t expecting it.

  2. Irascible 2

    A BMW would have the only hot seat he’d want to be seated in.

  3. Lanthanide 3

    This tweet reported on Pagani’s stuff blog sums it up:

    “I wish my biggest mistake was getting a great deal on a fleet of BMWs and struggling to explain how awesome the deal was”.

  4. Tanz 4

    Cracks starting to show? Over the idea of being PM? He has a lack lustre attitude.

  5. tc 5

    That’d be the Beemers he had nooo knowledge whatsoever about……epic fail in terms of reaching out to ordinary kiwis so at least it’s an accurate picture.

  6. In Vino Veritas 6

    Given that Key has been in parliament for only 9 years., and Goff for 30, of course Goff is going to be able to recall his biggest mistakes more easily, since he’s (a) made more, and (b) made bigger ones

    • One Anonymous Bloke 6.1

      He’s made enough: “sloppy share management”, (and how overtly corrupt is the seeing eye trust?) the backdown over Sched.4 land, lying on camera over Tranzrail shares, defaming Standard and Poors, explaining that you weren’t at the meeting, getting the message wrong over beamers, a double downgrade, trying to change a Supreme Court decision on surveillance, mangling the English language at every turn, that ridiculous comb-over, the total lack of economic policy (remember how the fire-at-will anti-New Zealander treachery was going to create jobs?) etc. etc.

      And out of that shameful incompetent clusterfuck all he can manage is the beamers.

      • In Vino Veritas 6.1.1

        Yup One, he may have made a few (and some of the stuff you mention is just plain being nasty). But then Goff, who on the leaders debate said that Labour have never mined conservation land, quietly omitted to mention Pike River. You might remember that mine, a bunch of people were killed there. I didnt hear him say agreeing to the long access tunnel was his worst mistake, since it certainly had an impact on the deaths of the 29.
        Now that’s a doosey.

        • Colonial Viper

          who on the leaders debate said that Labour have never mined conservation land


          Conservation land has always been mined previously.

          But not Schedule 4 land.

          Your recollection is piss poor.

          • In Vino Veritas

            My bad Colonial, I should have put “National Park” which I believe was the term used. Slip of the typing fingers….

        • One Anonymous Bloke

          Goff has never held the economic development minister’s position, so remind me under what role he would have agreed to the tunnel in the first place…oh, that’s right, you were just being dinnimic.

          • In Vino Veritas

            And of course as a Cabinet Minister at the time, he’d have had no input or knowledge….. oh, thats right, you were just being dim.

            I would point out that you don’t give Key the same latitude around a blind trust…. oh thats right, you were just being a hypocrite.

            • One Anonymous Bloke

              IVV, the blind trust isn’t blind. And no, I’m not sure what input anyone but the mining engineers would have had to the design of the mine – cabinet would necessarily be going on the word of the available expertise, rather than micromanaging the project. Perhaps you think they should have specified what grade of steel to use too.
              Edit: But in any case you’re missing the point – for all we know Goff may have balanced the deaths of the 29 miners against the long-term structural damage to NZ society, and decided that the third world diseases and increasing child mortality that privatisation brings were a bigger mistake.

              • mik e

                Ivvy leaguer Key biggest mistakes are taking Kiwis for fools
                Merrill Lynch mob US senate enquiries prove that Key was fully aware of toxic derivatives as he was an integral part of the high racy.BBC world business report.

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