The Labour party scoffed when John Key appeared on Letterman…and now it looks like it is paying off because David Letterman wants to come to New Zealand…with John Travolta.
What do you do if you get to hang out with a pilot who owns a fleet of private jets?
You ask them if they could give you a lift to the furthest away country you can think of.
When US talk show host David Letterman had actor John Travolta in his studio, he casually inquired for a ride to New Zealand.
During the Late Show interview, Travolta not only agreed to give him a lift he also offered to wine and dine Letterman all the way to Godzone on one of his planes. Â Read more »
Not many people get a sledge on Chris Christie, usually he sledges himself with self deprecating humour.
Commentator Bill Kristol did though:
â€śChristieâ€™s a very impressive pol. If he has a biology-related problem (and Iâ€™m not sure he does), it may turn out to be more his thin skin than his ample girth.”
Christie of course won’t complain…he will simply call people out like he did in 2009:
[H]is size has prompted questions, and attacks, since his first successful election in 2009 against Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. He stood out for telling Corzine to â€śman up and call me fatâ€ť after a TV ad with images that seemed to amplify his size.Â Read more »
The PM has released his video that was sent to Letterman to Stuff. You can’t embed their videos but through the wonders of technology here it is on Youtube.
Can anyone even try to contemplate Helen Clark trying to do this….or god forbid Phil Goff.
Labour and their media flunkies like the Soper family are really clutching at straws.
A company, on Tourism NZ retainer, lobbies for the PM to appear on Letterman so he can talk up NZ as Tourism Minister.
So now Trevor Mallard/Zetetic (http://thestandard[dot]org[dot]nz/you-paid-to-get-try-hard-john-on-the-telly/) is trying to make some kind of issue over a retainer – which is paid regardless of the activity.
This latest story from the Soper family (it first surfaced on NewstalkZB – read Barry Soper – and was followed eagerly on TVNZ – read Heather Du Plesis Allen or Mrs Soper as she is otherwise known) deserves context.
And for that we need to ask what has happened in the past? … hmm
“Taxpayers contributed $250,000 on accommodation and transport costs for the Prime Minister and the Discovery crew, which is headed by top United States travel correspondent Peter Greenberg.”
So, even if you’re gullible enough to believe that Key ‘paid for his appearance‘ as some are claiming – you have to credit him for getting a great deal.
Discovery Channel, Helen Clark = $250,000
Letterman, John Key = $10,000
Anyone remember the Helen Clark doco?
Good to see Labour still focused on the big issues – $10K for prime time US exposure – great work John Key.
Looks like Labour is still stuck on stealing underpants.
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The Lions were comprehensively beaten in Christchurch tonight.
The weather was absolutely appalling as was the Lions ability to catch a rugby in a line out.
Ali Williams is the stand out player for the forwards….hope they replace Justin Marshall with those woefully slow and wobbly old passes and the backs did a reasonble job considering the weather.
We should see a good old fashioned hiding on a good track with fine weather.
I heard somewhere that this Lions team was supposed to be the best prepared ever…..hmmm….hate to see what they look like un-prepared.