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10:27 am, February 17th, 2010 - 5 comments
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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 â€˜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 â€˜running the country’.
No, surely the comment was true, but merely unfinished?
“I’ve been busy running the country…into the ground.”
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.
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.
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.