John Key bets on Drunken Sailor in Melbourne Cup

John Key is masterful when it comes to sledging. He was so effective he sent Julia Gillard packing. Now he continues his sledge from last night’s debate against Phil Goff:

Prime Minister John Key has placed his bet on the Melbourne Cup, selecting Drunken Sailor to place as a jibe at his rival.

The choice refers to the nickname Mr Key gave to Phil Goff during last night’s leaders’ debate, accusing him of spending “like a Drunken Sailor.”

He said if the $20 bet came in he would donate the winnings to Labour’s finance spokesman David Cunliffe.

“So that if (Labour) wins they’ll only be $16.5 billion short over the next few years.”

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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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