Laugh track

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, November 18th, 2009 - 6 comments
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As Irish has already noted, Fran O’Sullivan has savaged John Key’s record on employment and said that Paula Bennett is “too busy puffing her own achievements to pay much heed” to warnings on the dire long term-effects of high youth unemployment. What caught my eye was her quote from Key at the start. President Obama is looking for ways to bring down US unemployment, to which Key quipped “Maybe he’ll do a national cycle-way”.

Yeah, very funny. We’re so lucky to have Key’s national cycleway – all 40km of it. Just waiting on those 3,700 jobs he promised it would create. Meanwhile,youth unemployment is at 25%.

uphill unemployment

Actually, it’s not Key’s wee quip that pisses me off. It’s his sick joke of an unemployment policy. If only he could govern as well as he tells one-liners. Maybe he should stick to the stand-up and let someone who gives a damn about unemployed Kiwis run the country.

6 comments on “Laugh track”

  1. tc 1

    You mean he’s the PM !! I thought he was a warm up act for the real PM…..OMG that explains alot.

  2. Zaphod Beeblebrox 2

    Knowing Obama, I suspect he take a slightly more comprehensive approach to the problem than Key.

  3. fraser 3

    “to which Key quipped “Maybe he’ll do a national cycle-way’.”

    which to me sounds like key knows its a BS plan to begin with

    but i am a cynic

  4. Tigger 4

    Best. Graph. Ever.

  5. Stacktwo 5

    Key’s put two and two together now, and come up with the stunning realisation that when people are calling his cycleway a joke, they’re not ridiculing it, they have recognised it as Great Comedy Material.

    It all fits now: his stunning success on David Letterman’s Late Show, the hilarious jokes about Auckland Airport having a Cinnabon and New Zealand being “near Tasmania and sort of round Australia” – that’s where he belongs, not in the turgid mess that the National governance is becoming, but in the sparkling, happy world of comedy.

    He leans back in his chair, sighs happily, and thinks to himself, “I’m comfortable with that!”

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