It didn’t really matter that Helen Clark used her limo to speed to catch a flight so that she could be seen at a Rugby match. She was the PM and getting to and from appointments at speed is a legitimate right for the leader of NZ, but in the minds of the popular man and woman on the street, it showed a venal disregard for the rules we all abide by so that she could self promote herself.
John Key’s extraordinary appointment of his school-hood chum to be the new Director of our spy network could well be his ‘speeding in the Prime Ministerial Limo’ moment.
Note the vast difference in the seriousness of the two events. NZers were itching for any old excuse to finally turn on Clark, Key has effectively had to go crazy with power for him to be held to the same standards of public disapproval.
If Helen Clark had pulled half the crap Key has in 4 years, the NZ Herald would be calling for charges of Treason, but that is the double standards the left will always have to compete with.
What will finally wake the sleepy hobbits up to Key’s latests ego trip are the voices that are now criticising him.
In an extraordinary interview on Campbell Live last night, THE voice of the establishment, Sir Bruce Ferguson, openly criticized Key’s appointment of his school friend to head our top spy agency.
How this will relate to the average kiwi bloke and blokess is the defense Key is now trying to run. Hilariously Key is claiming that he didn’t remember calling his mate up to ask him to apply. That’s farcical, but where it hits home in the manner of the speeding is Key’s next claim. He has said that he hadn’t spoken to Ian Fletcher since school days YET he had Ian’s phone number in his phone.
How many people from school that you don’t speak to any longer do you have in your phone right now?
How many? In the words of Scribe – not many if any.
Key had Ian’s number in his phone, because he talks to Ian much more regularly than he has previously pretended.
The speeding limo cut through because many NZers get ticketed for speeding so it bit into everyone who drives. Key’s claim that he had the phone number of someone he hadn’t spoken to since school just doesn’t ring true for everyone who owns a cell phone.
The things that finally undo us are the tiny truths to the big lies we weave.
NZers are now sensing another side to their flippant aspiration money trader that they don’t like in a way a thousand years of name calling by the left can never achieve.
Now all NZ needs is a credible political opposition.