To say that Key’s digital smile and wave was disappointing would be an under-statement. Key spent just 45 minutes (not the promised 2 hours) answering questions and most of them were moronic – “ford or holden”, “favourite colour” – honestly. We’re getting emails from people pissed off their serious questions weren’t sent through.
I don’t know if it was part of the deal that Vernon Small had to let through 2 soft questions for every serious one (and edit down the serious ones, according to one irate emailer), or if Key’s office had supplied a series of soft questions in advance. But I hope it was the latter – because that means people weren’t really using their one chance to directly question the PM to ask “Do you perfer [sic] normal chips or kumara chips?” and Small wasn’t choosing to put that kind of question to Key instead of questions that, for instance, weren’t fucken stupid.
But I have a solution.
Write your question for Key in comments on this post.
We’ll pile them all together and send them to the PM for answer.
If they are OIA-type (eg. how many jobs has the cycleway created) then we’ll make them into OIAs.
We’ll see if Key can take time out of his busy schedule – which he describes as “Monday to Friday is very limited downtime if any” but mysteriously allows him to avidly watch “Biggest Loser, Desperate Housewives when it’s on, and Grey’s Anatomy” – to answer some serious questions from the people he represents.