Ponytailgate correspondence with gossip columnist probed
Prime Minister John Key is under investigation for refusing to release correspondence with a gossip columnist over Ponytailgate.
Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem stepped in after his office declined to make public conversations or messages with former New Zealand Herald writer Rachel Glucina over Auckland’s Cafe Rosie.
Wakem will probe the decision not to release any record of contact with Glucina, the cafe’s owners or its employees.
Key does not want any details of him talking with the cafe owners or Glucina to come out because it would show just how manufactured and deceptive the entire cover up was.
For those who claim the hair pulling by John Key is a misdemeanour despite Key doing it at least 10 times, there is the wider question about whether women should be physically harassed in the work place and how the Prime Minister’s spin merchants managed to cover it all up.
According to Amanda’s blog, Glucina did contact the PMs Office on April 22nd…
“Rachel simply responded that she would come back to us and read to us what was to be published, although she had no control over editors and sub-editors, and that she had to get in touch with the Prime Ministers office, and then they quickly ended the conversation.”
…So Glucina, according to what she told Amanda and her employers on a speaker phone, did contact the PMs Office on the 22nd.
The question the media and the Chief Ombudsman need to ask now is when did Glucina talk to the PM/PMs Office on the 22nd? After she had spoken to the employers and the waitress or before she spoke to them?
Not forgetting of course that Rachel’s brother works for the company in question.
Another question the media and the Chief Ombudsman should be considering is who else did Key speak to on the 22nd or 23rd.