I was having a look through some old news stories the other day and I found this wee cracker:
The Government plans to speak to Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman in its effort to publicise its Christchurch earthquake fund.
Prime Minister John Key opened the fund yesterday and said he hoped to raise some “significant cash”.
“We are going to speak to well-known international talk-show hosts, maybe Letterman or Oprah Winfrey, those kinds of people.”
What. The. Fuck.
Speaking to Oprah? That was his answer for Canterbury?
Of course nothing came of this weird fantasy. Just like nothing’s come of pretty much every other absurd delusion he’s tried to sell us.
I wonder what an OIA request seeking all correspondence between the Prime Minister’s office and Oprah Winfrey’s representatives would turn up?