For harmonious holiday gatherings of family and friends it’s sometimes said that the topics of religion and politics are best avoided. At least one among us has nothing to worry about however. As with his politics, it turns out that when Slippery John talks religion he’ll be whoever you want him to be.
Agnostic John Key when talking to students in Victoria University’s Salient student newspaper:
‘I’m not deeply religious, and I don’t believe in life after death.’
Christian John Key when talking to the conservative Christian editor and predominantly Christian readers of Investigate Magazine:
‘I have lived my life by Christian principles.’
Jewish John Key when talking to the Jewish readers of the Jewish Chronicle:
‘I will be the third Jewish prime minister in New Zealand.’
In just a few short years, Key’s become the Ken doll of Kiwi politics – he’ll be whoever you want him to be.
The similarity between Bronagh and Barbie’s beaus doesn’t end there though.
Incredibly, the two Ks were both born in 1961. If my sums are correct I guess that actually gives Key more in common with Ken than he has with Obama. We’ll await coverage of this exciting story in the mainstream media.