Thanks to Wikileaks we now know that Key reckons that all New Zealanders have a “socialist streak”. It’s attracted a bit of media attention. But I particularly liked a further Key admission yesterday, that cropped up at the end of this acccount:
Key stands by ‘socialist streak’ comments
Prime Minister John Key is standing by his comment that New Zealanders have a “socialist streak”.
A WikiLeaks cable from 2007 reveals Key made the comment when he met with US charge d’affaire Glyn Davies.
Key said the comment came up in a conversation about “very right wing policies” and that even he himself has a socialist streak.
“I vaguely remember the conversation, it was years ago,” he said to media this afternoon.
“My basic point was, and that’s shorthand for, I think New Zealanders are a very caring country.
Got that comrades? Socialist is shorthand for caring. And I guess by implication we can assume that capitalist is shorthand for not giving a toss. Spread the word…