There’s a line in, I believe, a Terry Pratchett book that goes ‘a leader has to get up very early in the morning and work hard all day long to make a society go backwards’. I was reminded of that when Key said “I work 19 hours a day, seven days a week to try and make New Zealand a better country”. Given the country’s going backwards, what does Key get up to in those 133 hour weeks? Let’s see.
Maybe he could get some sleep if he spent his days doing the job we pay him $400K a year for. Rather than running a permanent campaign of keeping Brand Key in the public eye.
Or, maybe, he should get out of the way and let someone with proper policies and an actual work ethic do the job.
In case you’re wondering, even if he really does work 133 hours a week – and you would have to be a real sucker even by National supporter standards to believe that – we’re still paying him $58 an hour to sit in toy jetboats, play with kittens, and photobomb successful sports teams.