Finally, we will know how much NZers love John Key. After the despicable tactics outlined in Dirty Politics, I thought NZers would walk away in disgust from John Key. After the mass surveillance lies brought to life at the Moment of Truth, I thought NZers would walk away in disgust from John Key. After being outed for inappropriately touching a young waitress at her place of work on 10 separate occasions, I thought NZers would walk away in disgust from John Key.
But they haven’t. If anything the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind have flocked to love John Key more than a shark loves blood.
For some, Key’s anti-intellectualism makes them feel at ease and soothes them from having to think about big ideas that are outside their emotionally stunted comfort zones, for others, his housing property speculative bubble is creating them a false illusion of wealth that they can’t walk away from.
So Monday will begin the final question of how much NZers are prepared to love John Key endlessly.
Details around what is happening on Monday are shrouded in secrecy, but once those details become public people will demand answers from Key that he won’t be able to squirm away from this time.