Well it may not have been particularly self-evident just what National have been doing since the election, but clearly John has some kind of plan.
The TradeMe auction of Key’s arm cast, acquired after an inauspicious Chinese New Year trip, has begun. Worried perhaps that the auction might also fall flat on its face, John has thrown in a morning tea with the PM for whoever should be so lucky to win the bidding war for this stylish piece of politico-medical object d’art.
With the proceeds being donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation, this could spell a whole new frontier in National policy: selling soiled cast-offs to the hapless to fund basic humanitarian services. That way the wealthy don’t have to part with any of their cash and they save on disposal fees, while once again the money is flowing to the desperately needy – everybody wins! Great to see John has been applying his finely honed financial acumen to the problems facing our country.
Sources also report Gerry Brownlee is considering auctioning his undies to help pay for the Auckland infrastructure projects.