An entourage? Ctd

Pete Hodgson made a scurrilous attack using the DPS to try and get John Key. He said at the time:

Labour MP Pete Hodgson said the underlining reason is that Key enjoys the appearance of an entourage.

“He is unlike any other Prime Minister, man or woman, before him.”

Phil Goff also has said that he wouldn’t use Crown limousines.

As is usual from Labour politicians we find that their attacks say more about them they do about John Key.

When you have several television cameras, a couple of police officers and an assortment of advisers following political leaders around, it can cause a stir. But things at Henderson Normal School were chaotic even before Labour leader Phil Goff arrived for the launch of the party’s policy on children yesterday.

The students ran around asking for autographs from anyone older than 20 who wasn’t their teacher and getting their photograph taken with All Black Jerome Kaino.

Then, as the Crown limo came down the drive, they were told that it was time to be on their best behaviour.

I normally wouldn’t be pointing out the use of what Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition have as part of their job, except that Phil Goff and Pete Hodgson politicized the use of the DPS and the Crown Limousines saying that they wouldn’t do what John Key does. It turns out that they are hypocrites.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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