John Key is now arguing that black is white – that a Tax on Capital Gains isn’t a Capital Gains Tax.
“Typical politician” many will say – and that shows how far John Key’s skills have fallen.
When he first arrived on the scene he was hailed as the straight-talking “anti-politician”. In fact his highly polished act was that of a master politician, merely filling the latest required guise. But now he’s lost the knack.
Just like his evasive answers over GCSB surveillance, and his lack of credibility over Dirty Politics and his many hats, he’s looking every bit the tired third-term politician. The pony-tail pulling may mark him out, but not in a good way.
How long will people remember first-term jokey, relaxed John rather than third-term creepy, evasive John?
In the meantime, if he’s going to argue black is white, he should concentrate on not getting run over at zebra crossings.