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Wee gripes: 1 of 3

Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, July 16th, 2009 - 7 comments
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It takes two days from folate blowing up as a political issue for Key to get Crown Law onto finding a way for us to get out of it. It’s been nine months and there’s still no action on the economy and jobs. Priorities?

By now, we know what Key’s priorities are: Dampen down any minor political issue that looks like hurting him. Flick a few favours to his mates in the boss class now and then. Take it easy the rest of the time .

7 comments on “Wee gripes: 1 of 3 ”

  1. Ianmac 1

    Maybe his pragmatic approach has appeal. John really listens to the people and acts accordingly. See? It works.
    But it seems to me that such an approach starts to unravel when other issues come up. Herceptem (sp?) V Prostate Cancer Testing? You over-rode the one now how about the other…..and this one…..and this one?
    Incidentally. I have just remembered who John reminds me of. Remember the Canadian with the false CV? He was clearly under-qualified for the job and was out of his depth.

  2. BLiP 2

    I’m reminded of Jon Stewart who has a great segment in the Daily Show called That’s Great – Now Fix The Economy> which highlights Obama buggering about doing inconsequential miracles to a fawning media while the economy disintegrates.

    I wonder where this leaves that purse-lipped front row parishioner at the chapel of Our Lady Of The Perpetually Bewildered who calls herself the Minister of Food Safety? She might as well get a seat on the same pew as We’ll-Miss-Ya Lee, Chopper Tolley, Appalling Bennett, and Crusher Collins. Aunty Helen has left big shoes to fill for women politicians but this National Party’s ensemble would have difficulty running a Girl Guide troop.

    Never mind, they can get together for a network natter next time they make a shoe shop stay open after hours just for them and discuss their contribution to the cause. I would suggest Goff buy them each a big bunch of flowers.

  3. gobsmacked 3

    The technical term for this is Paul Henry Syndrome.

    Whatever JK gets asked about each Monday, on TV One’s Breakfast, automatically becomes the government’s new top priority. Even if the Prime Minister had never given it a moment’s thought until then.

    To demonstrate this, I shall be streaking onto Eden Park on Saturday, just as the All Blacks are about to convert a last-minute penalty to win the game. Uproar will follow, and Paul will be primed for Monday morning: “Whatcha gonna do about, Prime Minister, eh? What if it happens again at the World Cup? Eh?”

    The Naked Pitch Invasion (Preventive Detention and Compulsory Castration) Bill will be introduced to the House the following day.

    • snoozer 3.1

      That’s one hell of a price to pay, gobsmacked.

      Oh, are you assuming they won’t make it retrospective?

  4. Anita 4

    To once again quote David Slack’s analysis of Key:

    I am their leader. I must find out where they are going, so I can lead them there.

    Apparently we’re going to no folic acid land, fortunately we have John Key to lead us there.

  5. Anita 5

    Duplicate comment – weird socket error.

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