Worth every cent you’re paying

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, July 22nd, 2011 - 9 comments
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3 days of dinners and walking around looking for a photo-op in LA done, Key’s in DC. But his meetings are being cancelled by people with better stuff to do. Not to worry. The big date is still on: providing “light relief“, in his own words, for Obama. Wonder if he’ll tell him in the one about the national cycleway. Or pull out the ‘brighter future’ gag.

9 comments on “Worth every cent you’re paying”

  1. Lanthanide 1

    He’ll do a re-enactment of his Letterman Top 10 List, of course.

    Actually that’s probably the cringiest thing I can imagine – when Obama went on Lettermen, he took up the entire show and they didn’t even get around to doing their scheduled Top 10.

  2. Lazy Susan 2

    You say you’ve got a debt problem Mr President? Why don’t you just flog off some highly profitable strategic assets. There you go, sorted. Now stand next to me and smile – this one’s for the folks back home.

  3. toad 3

    He could rework the “dinner with Tuhoe” gag for a native American audience.

  4. Oh, so when you say “being cancelled”, you actually mean the meeting still went ahead, with Foreign Relations Committee Chairperson John Kerry and Richard Luger stepping in for Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.

    That’s not at all misleading.

  5. prism 5

    John Key has been warmly welcomed at Arlington memorial by a unit of servicepeople in their full regalia of dress uniform – they must be at white heat because the temperature was reported as 47 degrees. Now would that be Celsius or Fahrenheit. I got the impression that it was F’ing hot.

    Joky Hen has invited Marines to come and commemorate their entry to New Zealand so we wouldn’t become a deep water port for Japanese occupation or rogue German submarines. It was very wise of them not to leave our long coastlines exposed. Even if the bulk of our defence forces weren’t overseas we could never have kept the Axis forces out, they apparently found it quite easy for reconnoitre here and to make landfall.

    There’s a story in what would have happened if the enemy did establish bases, but after fighting and losing some coastal areas, they retreated to remote areas with deep water access. The Japanese that remained years after on Pacific Islands are an example of how determined men can carry on against odds and at the end of a supply line. Would Fiordland have been too cold? The Germans operated from Norway. Perhaps they would have found remote areas of Marlborough Sounds suited their purpose. Or perhaps have taken over Northland and set up marine surveillance and gunnery from the high points near Cape Reinga. There would be some good roles for Maori in a film about that area. Temuera Morrison or Cliff Curtis come to mind, even better would be actors from Ngapuhi, who would have given any invaders a hard time. Kaikohe has produced some good film, perhaps more could come from there. Now I wonder who could be producer, and who director?

    • Vicky32 5.1

      Joky Hen has invited Marines to come and commemorate their entry to New Zealand

      When I heard that Key has invited American Marines here, my paranoia activated… a scary moment! How weird am I?

      • Ianupnorth 5.1.1

        Mr Key said he hoped that at the Apec meeting in Honolulu in November, there would be momentum behind the Trans Pacific Partnership talks and that it was still “the best deal in town.”

        How fortunate that the APEC meeting is in Hawaii, john can use the the RNZAF 757 to fly over himself and Bronagh (sounds like Mo-na you know) and the kids to holiday at their bach.
        Maybe he’ll invite Obama round for a BBQ?

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