We’re used to Key and his ministers hiding from their duties. Now one of them has taken it to a new level.
Journos wanted to ask Pacific Affairs Minister Georgina Te Heuheu about the rumours her ministry is getting the chop. At the sight of them, Te Heuheu ran away. Fran Mold reportedly said she’d never seen anything like it. Dodging the issue is one thing. But actually running away?
For some reason a minister literally fleeing the media didn’t make the grade for ‘news’.
Fair enough I guess. It’s not like it was a homophobic dog-whistling* personal smear on a small time porn blog. Now, that would have got Te Heuheu on front page.
Or maybe not. Standards are different for National. We all know that.
*(Gotta love that ACT woman saying Chauvel wouldn’t know what it’s like to have a young family. A variation of the line the Right used to use on Clark. In fact, Chauvel has a four year old son. I know! A gay with a kid! Carter and Hague have children too. What a world!)