Really, I must be missing something for apart from one or two smiles, I didn’t get the humour in the John Key video currently doing the rounds. It certainly didn’t send me into fits of laughter. I found most of it to be rambling and lacking wit. But then again, I’m quite willing to agree that humour is a personal thing. I concede it could quite well have sent other people into paroxysms of laughter. It just didn’t do it for me.
Although it certainly promotes John Key, I couldn’t see how it promoted Napier, and neither did I see it as becoming to the office of PM for him to be doing tourism skits. (if that is indeed what they claim it is) I didn’t like Helen Klark doing it and I don’t like John Key doing it. Wouldn’t be so bad if I could see action where it was needed. This just seems to be more of the smile and wave stuff that makes Key a rock star in public but does little to help our country out of the most dire financial position it has been in for some time.
The chattering classes on NZ’s premiere right wing blog are obviously hugely impressed. I’m not. I think this video just reinforces the impression others a bit more politically minded have, in that Key is a lightweight enjoying the culmination of a schoolboy ambition and the adoration of his subjects, but doing nothing that so urgently needs to be done.
Key should be making the hard decisions, doing the unpopular things that our situation demands, and then be out there with sweat on his brow and fear in his gut, selling his ideas.
This video really is just another pointer to the fact the John Key doesn’t have an idea to sell. At the end, I wondered if our lot would have been improved if John Key had got out of the car and gone to Australia, and the clueless Shaun Wayne had carried on as PM. Couldn’t have been much worse.
Mr. Farrar says “I am sure some sour pusses will say he should not be doing such things.” I guess that’s me alright. If you think I’m being too harsh, don’t hold back in your comments.