One of my harmless little hobbies is looking out for the markers as the media gradually begin to tun on John Key and his government. I posted one example a while back, the first time (as far as I know) that Key was referred to as “the beleaguered PM”.
Again justifying the need for research, Key said: “If we want New Zealanders to obey a new law, I think we’ve got to be able to go out and say ‘here’s the harm’.”
Here is the harm PM: More drivers are dying than necessary now. How much more blood do you want on your hands before the next election?
Got that campers? The Herald just accused Key of “blood on his hands” for failing to act on alcohol abuse. That’s an extraordinary rebuke. It far exceeds anything I can call from that pulpit directed at Helen Clark. John Key just lost another big chunk off his Teflon coating.