British American Tabacco’s Graeme Amey has the brazen lie down pat.
The guy quit smoking himself but wants Kiwis to keep smoking and dying to make his company profits. When asked why he quit he said “it was just a personal choice”. But why? “It was just a personal choice”. Yeah. Was that personal choice not to get lung cancer?
Amey would be right at home in Key’s government. Beside a Finance Minister who lied about ripping off his housing allowance. Beside an Education Minister who has told more lies than I can count on national standards. Beside a Social Development Minister who has been telling us the tide has turned on unemployment for six months. Beside a Prime Minister whose ability to brazen out questions (‘why did you fire that minister?’ ‘why did you keep that shareholding secret?’ ‘why did you promise to close the gap with Australia when you knew you couldn’t?’) with bare-faced lies is second to none.
They should make Amey Smoking Minister. He could hardy be more pro-smoking than the government is already.