Play of the Day

The PM gave Labour’s Mr Invisible a lesson in why you don’t ask deliberately vague primary questions in Parliament.

Classic.  Shearer was lost for words, and Lockwood joined in the fun.

Play of the Day.


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  • Hehehe. Stupid as Stupid does from The Leader of the Opposition… Then again Tony Ryall (with the assistance of The Speaker) was handing out spankings to inept opposition MPs in spade loads today.

    As for our seemingly permanent drunk on the Cross Benches – what was he uttering. All I heard was Auckland Council – some numbers and that a pile of slurring.

  • Boss Hogg

    Didn’t someone here recently comment that Shearer has the “Hunting Instincts of a Sheep”

    Further proof is now infront of us – Brilliant !!  They just keep giving and giving, love it.

  • Simo

    A sense of humour that is starting will shape up to the equal of Dave Lange!!!

    • Hakim of phut

      There is no -one around today, who has the wit of Cullen.

      • Notrotsky

        Methinks you have mistaken crapulence for wit.

      • Vlad

        Even though in my day I have supported Labour I never thought Cullen had wit, I thought he was a shallow, spiteful, mean-spirited, no-account provincial second-rate teacher who had a nasty sense of power and entitlement from his political career in a party that gave him unwarranted protection. 

      • Pukakidon

         You are dead right, Neanderthal man is extinct

      • Phakim of hut

         Correct. Practically everybody has twice as much.

    • Vlad

      Sentimental & over-rated opinion, you want wit look at Churchill or Oscar Wilde, not our poor wee homies, we are still waiting for a real one.   I mean, “I can smell the uranium on your breath”  Is that really funny???

  • Guest

    Great answer Mr Key. Well bowled.

    • Travdog

      Yes well bowled by Shearer, unfortunately his full toss was hit over the ropes for 6.

    • Kosh103


  • motorizer

    Now that IS true class. Game set and match. Shearer is so not leader material.

  • Hakim of phut

    It was meant to be vague.  That way they dont give advance notice of the question they really want to ask.
    You have left out the bit where Key rambles….. and stumbles.

    He made a promise 80-90% of the shareholders will be ‘mum and dads’ – before the election.

    Hes being set up for his somersault later in the year , when there will be NO NET
    he has told lies about Southern Hydro , an australian business

    • Michael

      Stop making shit up – Key never made that promise – he said that 80-90% would be NZ owned. 51% Government, 10% ownership by the Super Fund (the maximum amount), the rest likely to be the various Kiwisaver funds, mums and dads, and then some foreign owners.

  • Hakim of phut

     Shearer :Does he stand by his statement yesterday in relation to the disestablishment of a consul position in the New Zealand embassy in Cairo that no decisions have been made yet?
    Key Yes, and that is why we are going through a consultation process.

    Shearer  I seek to table a document, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade change document of 23 February this year, which shows that the position in the Cairo embassy is now no longer there


      Got to admit it was a good reply.

  • Aaron

    If that is the play of the day then you must be fairly desperate to say anything good about the Nats.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    What a fucking stupid question by Shearer. Some reference point was needed otherwise it is a question open to any answer. Wallop by John Key and rightly so.
    Who is the cock who writes the questions?

    • Budap

      Who is the cock who writes the questions?  Laboru are spoiled with riches in this regard – Silent T, Cock Wallet Robertson, Chuck Shovel,  or the Duck…….  The reality is that Shearer writes his own !

  • Travdog

    This was brilliant, what a thicko. Although I would have loved to hear the supplementary question, unless it wasn’t worthy including.

  • i gave plays of the day to norman and delahunty from the greens..

    ..delahunty for her exposing the facts that the big mining companies currently extracting much wealth from..and environmentally fucking our country over..

    ..guess what..?..they pay no tax..

    ..and yes..both labour and national need to take a bow.. does that sit you economics-wizards…?

    ..and to norman for hanging key out over the asset sales…

    ..i gave nothing in the day to either labour or national..

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    • Vij

      Nobody cares what you think.  Everybody wants to know when you are going to get a real job and stop bludging of us.

  • Kosh103

    Umm hardly a play of the day Cam. Rather Key being smarmy. And David was not lost for words, as the speaker was on his feet and David had to sit.

    You have a rather distorted view of the facts at time Cam.

    And to all those rabbiting of about oh what a dumb question –  they are demonstrating a lack of understanding as to the reason behind such open questions.

    • Jester

      The problem is Kosh that when you ask a leading question it pays to minimize the opportunities that your opponent has to avoid the questions purpose.

      Never ask a question that you don’t know the answer to springs to mind.

      Shearers question was so broad it was a simple task for JK to sidestep. I’m amazed that Shearer with all his experience in facing down gun toting warlords doesn’t know how to phrase a question for maximum impact and value.

      • Kosh103

        The question was fine. It is a stock standard question, Key was trying to be clever and was pulled up by the Speaker for it.

        If you wanted a real play of the day – it would have been Key slapping Winston down over PPOs using the sale of Auckland Airport that Winston supported. If your going to play this silly game, then at least go for something genuine.

    • Boss Hogg

      Come on Kosh, Smarmy = Cullen.  Anyone disagree with that?  I acould add many more words, but that one is good.

      The whole question time thing I think is out of control and outdated.  We can all play games asking leading questions and trying to trap the other player, as you will know, children can learn these techniques at a very young age.

      Do you feel that your tax money is being wisely spent during question time?  They do long hours – whatever, give me productive hours and get home for a good sleep and back at work fired up the next morning – load of bollocks is what is all is.

      • Kosh103

        I think Question Time is prob the least of the ways that MPs waste tax payers money.

      • Boss Hogg

        True, but not what I asked.  I think all the play acting can be finished by the time they finish high school then either go to drama school or join some debating club.  I am in the school of thought that says people in elected public office should get no pay.  Direct expenses only.

      • Kosh103

        I think you are missing the point of QT.

    •  Sherarer failed the basic rule of QT Kosh; never ask a question you don’t know the answer to. Key showed again why he is so hard to pigeon-hole; he’s not your “conventional” politician, like so many of Labour’s timer-servers.

      • Vij

        You are correct as usual.  Kosh will never get it because he is a M****

      • Kosh103

        No he didnt. As I said, it is a stock standard question, asked quite often.

        Key was being a dick.

        And Vij, I am correct, despite your own smarmy attitude.

    • Vij

      No you have

      • Kosh103

        I see you are keeping to form. Offering nothing and demonstrating your simple mind.