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11:38 am, June 9th, 2009 - 34 comments
Categories: auckland supercity, john key, mt albert, richard worth - Tags: avoidable disasters, david shearer, etc, melissa lee, russel norman
I never seen a government crash so quickly, so hard.
The Standard was saying before the election that Key was a two-faced facade and his government would push a rightwing agenda. The media chose to ignore the signs. Too caught up in the fun of getting their boy elected to care about what would happen once he had power. Seven months too late they’re starting to see through him.
Check out this interview with Key and Henry on Breakfast. It’s a pretty soft interview but Key’s still on the defensive. So he tries his usual shtick. Out of the blue he interrupts Henry with “Speaking of winners, I hope you like my tie. Because my son Max bought it for me. So I’m wearing it eckspecially”. Henry’s reaction reminds me of humouring a drunk mate ‘ah, good old Max eh?… Now, going back to my question… Mt Albert looks like it will be a loser for you’.
Key’s a bit like a stand up comedian. It’s only good as long as people play along and laugh. Once they stop, he’s just a dude embarrassing himself.
In other Mt Albert news, things are looking pretty good for Labour. Wouldn’t expect Shearer’s win to actually be that big. Did call Lee coming in third though a few weeks back. That’s still a good possibility. Would you bother to vote for a ditzy egoist who won’t even show up to hear your objections to her party’s Supercity?
Lee’s performance is an indictment on the Tories and Key. Lee’s what you get for selecting looks over ability. It’s the same mindset that got Key as National leader then PM. He wasn’t chosen for his ability to do the job. He’s a marketing exercise. Chosen for his looks and story. Problem for the rest of us is now this drongo gets to make decisions that affect the rest of us.
If I were in Mt Albert I would be voting Norman. Not just because RAM told me to. Norman may be a ginge but at least he gives a damn.
Speaking of the Supercity. Did you hear John Carter on Radio Socialism yesterday?
“I’ve had a lot of meetings.. getting a lot of interest, good feedback, good communication. There’s some obviously that are a bit fractious depending on people’s views but most people are interested to know the programme, looking to making submissions, and we’re seeking their contribution so we get the structure right.”
See what he doesn’t say – ‘people like our plan’, ‘we will change the plan to satisfy Aucklanders’ concerns’. He even talks down the idea of a change of heart on Maori seats. What a dork.
All a farce anyway. Key’s already told us who is meant to win the Supercity election. ‘Supermayor Banks’. Now they’ve just got to design the system to ensure he wins.
Finally, someone tell Key to stop playing peek-a-boo with Worth. Meet the woman. Tell us why he sacked Worth. Come clean on what he knew when he knew it. Stop wasting our time with this sideshow. Any competent PM would.
Pity we don’t have one of those anymore.