I’ve finally got through part 1 of the Herald’s deification of John Key and it’s surprising how boring and mediocre he comes across.
Impressive contortions too. How three senior reporters with six months to write an article managed to avoid asking how Key could have both talked politics over the dinner table and not have an opinion on the Springbok Tour is beyond me. But the kicker is the line: “He is decisive and appears genuine, but at the same time does not like giving offence – it’s this aspect of his character which, as we shall explore in part two next week, provides the ammunition for his political opponents to label him “Slippery John”
Turning Key’s attempt to be all things to all people into a virtue is impressive.
Now, I’m not a fan of ‘yeah, right’ jokes but T-Rex’s is brilliant: