National’s lack of ambition

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, February 18th, 2008 - 26 comments
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A bang and a fizz and another sort of a bang, and then it was gone.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of John Key’s “Ambitious” DVD online?

It’s mysteriously disappeared both from their site and from YouTube.

They’ve even gone as far as to delete all reference to its release on the 28th of November 2007 from their site (pic below).

Key’s desire to selectively ignore history is well known but this is surely taking things to another level.

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26 comments on “National’s lack of ambition”

  1. Wasn’t this kind of re-writing Winston Smith’s job in “1984”?

  2. Steve Pierson 2

    Unfortunately, this re-writing of history seems to be a Key trait.

    He can’t remember where he stood on the Springbok tour, then he kind of can and he guesses he was mildly for it.

    He was for sending kiwi sodliers to die in the Iraq War before he had always been against.

    He tought climate change a hoax, then he had always beliived in it.

    He called affordable housing at Hobsonville economic vandalism, then he had always supported it.

    He called Coldplay he favourtie band and had Clocks played (under licence) at his National party conference, he launched his DVD with the priated Clocks on it full of pride, then he claimed to have no knowledge fo the DVD and that the production company had magically chosen Clocks for its theme song without his input.

    Now the DVD disaster just never happened. I guess Key will do whatever it takes to get elected, pretend to be whomever he needs to be, and pretend he was always that person.

  3. featuring Gerry Brownlee as Sgt Schultz

  4. Graeme 4

    If they keep it on-line this year, then they’d have to apportion some of the costs of production etc. and include these in their $2.24m party vote spending limit.

  5. Daveo 5

    Good point Graeme but it doesn’t explain why they removed the date it was launched as well. And surely they could leave it up on YouTube as a matter of record? Furthermore, do we know the video was removed before January 1, 2008?

  6. I notice they still have this up:

    Oh, they were simpler times…

  7. The Double Standard 7

    Delete all references? I think that your conspiracy theories are running out of control today.

    How about this?

    http://www.national.org.nz/Article.aspx?articleId=11510

    I also ran across this little gem

    I can’t help wondering if Mickey wrote to TV3 asking them why they used the term that he is so fond of claiming invention of.

  8. Daveo 8

    So TDS, you’ve deleted the video from your website and youtube and removed the reference to the DVD launch, but kept the press release up. That’s a pretty weak comeback.

  9. The Double Standard 9

    My website? Only in the sense that they are parlimentary funded. By your logic, this is my website too.

    I’m simply pointing out the IYB is incorrect with his statement

    They’ve even gone as far as to delete all reference to its release on the 28th of November 2007 from their site

    I’ll apply the charitable definition of ‘incorrect’ although it isn’t exactly difficult to type ‘DVD’ into the search box on the nats website.

    http://www.national.org.nz/Results.aspx?q=dvd

  10. Daveo 10

    This website isn’t funded by Parliamentary Services. You know that’s not true and yet you say it anyway? That makes you a liar and a troll.

    You would also agree I take it that National has removed almost all reference to the DVD from its website?

  11. The Double Standard 11

    I left out a link after that para to:

    http://www.labour.org.nz/

    Of course this place isn’t funded by PS. If it was it would have to have the parliamentary crest on it.

    Yes, it looks like they have removed most references to the DVD. It could be for EFA reasons. Who knows?

    I didn’t realise that the nats had an obligation to keep everything on their website or youtube channel for ever, just for your convenience.

  12. Daveo 12

    I didn’t realise that the nats had an obligation to keep everything on their website or youtube channel for ever, just for your convenience.

    Except they seem to have selectively removed the DVD and nothing else.

  13. Yes, it looks like they have removed most references to the DVD. It could be for EFA reasons. Who knows?

    You know, TDS, you know.

  14. dave 14

    Does anyone know what happened to the ” You`re better off with Labour” song. That seems to have disappeared.

    Betcha Chris Trotter wont be singing that for a while…. He`ll be singing “You’re bitter off with Labour, way bitter.

    And he`ll be right.

  15. Daveo 15

    They’re using it for the campaign proper. What do you expect them to do? Play it on 91ZM?

    You’re not very savvy Dave.

  16. Steve Pierson 16

    Couldn’t find the orginal ambitious DVD, but here’s a version by a couple of young fella that has about as much content as the real thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwQIVeQckbQ

    I love the line “I’m Bill English, and I stand for John Key, and John Key stands for himself”

  17. Snelly Boy 17

    Perhaps the DVD sold out. Not.

  18. lprent 18

    Of course this place isn’t funded by PS. If it was it would have to have the parliamentary crest on it.

    I think TDS finally has it. I pay the $70 per month that is the cash outlay required to keep this place running. I don’t have a crest, so it isn’t displayed.

  19. The Double Standard 19

    I think TDS finally has it. I pay the $70 per month that is the cash outlay required to keep this place running. I don’t have a crest, so it isn’t displayed.

    Well, to be accurate, it was Labour Party funding, not PS funding that was the issue.

  20. Hey TDS – I watched that too, every time I see it I love it. I’ve heard the stats for the site went through the roof after that. Best PR Bill could’ve provided.

    If all you got is that old saw, TDS, I reckon it’s time you applied for a transfer, cos bro? Your days in Teh unit are looking limited…

  21. Oh and by the way TDS – where’s, my bloody research? You’re getting lazy m’boy.

  22. dave 22

    They’re using it for the campaign proper

  23. lprent 23

    Used some resources that had the LP’s name on it for a couple of weeks. The scandal-mongering conspiracy nuts just made me do the move to a LAMP system earlier than I’d intended.

    A storm in a teacup. Total waste of everyones time.

    I’ve heard the stats for the site went through the roof after that. Best PR Bill could’ve provided.

    They did, the editors were pleased. I’m still grumpy as it caused me to lose sleep shifting things in the middle of the night.

  24. dave 24

    They’re using it for the campaign proper

    Accordingto Labours bill it is the campaign proper. Is Labour behind in its campaigning as well as the polls

  25. ghostwhowalks 25

    Since Shar-keys website is funded by the taxpayers ( parliamentary crest) is ‘electioneering’ allowed or is it only to give schedules and speeches etc. And is there some standard of truth expected or are Stalinist airbrushing of inconvinient facts allowed

  26. Billy 26

    ghostwhowalks:

    Are you setting yourself up to be the left’s D4J. Is “Shar-key” the equivalent of “KKLARKKK”? Extra points for reference to Stalinism.

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