Key has blamed a soldier being killed in Afghanistan for the limo affair. This is just an attempt by Key to protect himself from criticism by hiding behind a soldier’s death. This is just sickening. The very worst kind of politics from a man who can’t take responsibility for his actions and is happy to take advantage of others’ tragedy.
A couple of simple questions show Key is lying: what work did Kirifi Mila’s death create for Key and are we to believe the Nats can’t do two things at once? Anyway, the Nats knew about the limos since Key rode in one in April last year.
On the topic of the limos, did anyone else catch this slip from Key? He says that as far as he can tell, the only difference between the new limos and the three year old ones they are replacing is a darker interior. But, the new limos aren’t here yet. The only time the new limos have been here was in April last year for testing. Key is admitting he rode in one back then and knew it was new.
Also, on the subject of the Gillard visit, the timing meant that Key suddenly had to pull out of going down to Erebus with families of the crash victims. Radio New Zealand reported that this allowed 104 family members, rather than the 80 that were originally allowed to go into the ballot, to be on the flight down. That’s right, Key was going to take 24 people, nearly a quarter the plane. No doubt it would have included a healthy contingent of media for photo ops.