Alleged leading media commentators had this to say about “ponytailgate”.
NZME. ran the hit job with vigour. They, and other media went all in on John Key’s prat fall.
Audrey Young said this:
Today I’m embarrassed that John Key is Prime Minister.
I have not felt that in the past six-and-a-bit years he had led the country.
But to learn today that he pulled a waitress’s pony-tail on several occasions at his local cafe makes me cringe.
It is one of those stories that denigrates him and his office.
The public don’t agree Audrey.
John Armstrong should be embarrassed too:
The day is surely not far away when John Key’s gift of the gab is unable to talk him out of a political quagmire into which he has so needlessly dug himself.
Whether that day arrived this week is very much in question, suffice to say that, if not, it came perilously close to doing so.
Going up in the polls is a political quagmire?
John Drinnan is another NZ Herald “journaliust” who should be embarrassed too: