Rational or Extreme?

John Key is in the Herald today rudely dismissing Don Brash’s Dear John letter.

Prime Minister John Key won’t bother replying to Don Brash’s Dear John letter which criticises his economic policies, and yesterday dismissed it as a marketing tool from a party with extreme views.

As I have pointed out before Don Brash’s policies and Act’s policies are no more extreme than those of Julia Gillard in the Australia.

Interestingly in parliament today though he commented about Phil Goff’s economic polices between 1984 and 1990:

It would have rational economic policy, like Phil Goff had between 1984 and 1990.

I wonder how ACT’s polices can be “extreme” yesterday and the same, if not similar policies between 1984 and 1990 are now “rational” the very next day. Or is it just a case of John Key’s personal dislike of Don Brash showing through in his commenting about ACT?

Get the story straight John, or just keep quiet.



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  • reid

    Doesn’t Key like Brash? Not surprising but disappointing, if Key can’t put his feelings aside in his political reaction.

    Perhaps Johnny just needs to be a bit more grown up, like Don apparently, already is.

  • Look the fact is, Key doesn’t know what the hell to do now. He is absolutely shitting himself having to fight an election against Brash because Brash has 2 things Key will never have: brains and principles.

    In just the same way, English is shitting himself because Brash makes him look exactly like the lightweight, no brain, Keynesian fucktard he is.

    Watch the smear campaign in all the usual places, starting with deafening dog-whistles at the Bill English Propaganda Shop (aka keywiblog).