Key too busy doing nothing

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, February 17th, 2010 - 4 comments
Categories: humour, john key, Minister for Overseas Holidays, slippery - Tags:

With tongue firmly in cheek George notes:

When asked in Parliament why he hadn’t paid closer attention to his share portfolio, Key gave the reply: ‘small technical issue, I’ve been busy running the country’. That statement must come close to misleading Parliament.

He is the PM in name, so from a position as figurehead he could argue that ‘he has been running the country’. From a sutstantive position however, his claim in untenable.

Surely photo opportunities, overseas holidays and doing little in no way counts as ‘running the country’.

4 comments on “Key too busy doing nothing”

  1. Tigger 1

    No, surely the comment was true, but merely unfinished?
    “I’ve been busy running the country…into the ground.”

  2. Lew 2

    I was thinking about this yesterday after PQT. It is a somewhat disingenuous position for him to take after routinely claiming he was “relaxed” about everything for the past 12 months.


  3. Fisiani 3

    John Key is unlike any other PM in NZ history. He is relaxed and obviously enjoying himself. His CEO skills have been admired for decades. Honeymoons last 3-6 months. Claims in Parliament today by Ross Robertson that the “honeymoon will wear off” seem ludicrous and somewhat despairing 15 months after the election.

  4. gobsmacked 4

    Update: Key running the country … here’s his latest cringe-making photo-op. They’re getting worse:

    You know, I saw the headline “Depression Despair” and actually thought “Good on him, maybe he’s doing something about mental health services, that’s just the kind of value a Prime Minister can bring, getting the media to focus on tough issues.”

    Wrong. It’s just the Clown Prince dressing up again.

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