Tracy Watkins has decided that the media fascination with publicising anything John Key’s kids get up to is all his fault.
It is odd that no one has pointed out that this kind of thing is a vote winner in the selfie generation…but then again no one in the gallery would know anything about that.
They must be frustrated that after nearly a decade of trying to undermine Key the public still like him…so journalists like Tracy Watkins and Barry Soper need to target and blame him.
John Key’s enduring appeal to voters has always boiled down to one thing – he is just like them.
That’s why they forgive his goofy moments, and even the really awkward ones, like ponytail-gate.
Everyone makes a dick of themselves occasionally, right?
Yeah including journalists, yet for some reason they never show up in the pages of their own newspapers…yet.
Does Max Key posting videos of the family living the dream in Hawaii with a glamorous girlfriend at his side undermine that? Hardly.
People know John Key is rich. That has always been part of his appeal – the fact that he managed to remain a regular guy despite his rags-to-riches backstory.
And Hawaii is not unattainable. It’s not exactly a budget destination, but plenty of Kiwis holiday there.
Key’s reaction to questions about Max’s video, meanwhile, would resonate with many parents. Read more »