Why John Key is the most popular PM ever

John Key is very popular and here is why…he can take the piss out of himself:

A relaxed Key – who seemed more than happy to be away from Wellington where he’s been under increasing pressure as a result of the Kin Dotcom saga – made wisecracks about the deepening scandal, the Labour Party and even his deputy and local MP Bill English at Hill’s golf course.

Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden says she thought Key’s speech was a good laugh and had the right pitch for the moment.

“I’m impressed with what he can do off the cuff because it was really very good,” Van Uden says.

“Whether politically incorrect or not, it was actually very funny.”

Prime Minister uncut in Queenstown

On Kim Dotcom: “That bloke might have Megaupload.com but I’ve got Megaballsup.com. Anyway, it’s great to be here at The Hills. Frankly, after the week I’ve had it’s great to be anywhere other than Wellington.”

On the Labour Party: “We’re here to do the opening of the sculpture, The Wolves are Coming. It sounds like the Labour Party.”

On Sir Michael Hill giving him a red ribbon to cut: “I didn’t give [you] a knighthood to be voting Labour, Michael.”

On Deputy Prime Minister Bill English: “He is the shareholding Minister of Air New Zealand which is the airline that failed to get me here.” [Key’s plane was diverted to Dunedin.]


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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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