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You couldn’t make this sh*t up

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 pm, September 30th, 2011 - 16 comments
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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?

16 comments on “You couldn’t make this sh*t up ”

  1. A lucky escape for Oprah if she was to interview Key.

  2. Rose 2

    I remember this, I think he was thwarted by the Japan earthquake, tsunami & nuclear accident trumping us in the eyes of the international celebrity community.

  3. fender 3

    Probably read like: Oprah turns down offer to meet with NZ version of GW Bush. However please accept this large donation and our sympathy but we just cant have any more clowns jumping on our couch. You could however send your prime minister and finance minister to hollywood for the lead rolls in a remake of Dumb And Dumber.

  4. johnm 4

    Oprah is a symbol of all that’s wrong with the U$$$$$. While 47,000,000 exist on food stamps and their jobs have been exported to Asia and both the Dems and Retard Repubs want to attack social security to give more tax cuts to corporations and the rich-OPRAH is a billionaire yes a billionaire TWICE OVER.And the rest she has wealth to the tune of 2,700,000,000. She could donate a billion bucks to CHCH’s reconstruction and hardly notice it! She’d have 1.7 billion left. It shows how Key has bought into the American Greed model of society totally. That model completely rejects the principle of the common good. You have a treatable illness but no Insurance? Well FREEDOM says you have chosen to die. Want to protest this cruel system? Expect to get pepper sprayed in the face by a fat arsehole cop who gets away with it.

  5. ianmac 5

    Oprah was being courted a few years back to stand as a candidate for President of USA. An influential celebrity?

  6. prism 6

    Well Oz did get Oprah over to Sydney in a burst of mutual promotion. In google page dated 20 January 2011 –
    ‘Now, Oprah and her 302 guests make their way to the world-renowned Sydney Opera House, which is packed with 6,000 audience members from Australia and beyond. “I don’t think there is a more beautiful stage on earth than the world famous opera house surrounded by Sydney’s majestic harbor,” she says.’

    That’s good publicity and she is regarded as a good-hearted person respected by millions partly for her ability to be black and make millions I guess. Someone else has done it so it must have seemed a good idea to latch onto. And Oprah is more well-known and popular than our PM.

  7. fender 7

    If Key continues running the country into the ground he will end up as popular as clayton weatherston

  8. randal 8

    the one and only time he appeared on the letterman show it looked like ventriloqusts week and letterman basically ignored him.

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