The bizarre project to try to portray John Key as the Obama of the South Seas continues. Garth George today writes:
“The new politics is being generated by two relatively young leaders, Prime Minister John Key and President Barack Obama, both of whom overcame less than desirable childhoods to succeed in business.”
“succeed in business”… um, Obama was a leftwing academic, a writer, and a civil rights lawyer, never a business man. He graduated from Harvard in 1991. He then taught constitutional law for twelve years and worked at for a law firm on civil rights cases for 1993 to 2004. He was also in the Illinois State Senate from 1996 until 2004, when he was elected to the US Senate. Sounds more like Helen Clark than John Key, and Clark was no Obama.
Key = Obama? Well, they were both born in the same year. Close enough.