Has John Key Lost his Mojo?

John Key heads off to conference this weekend under pressure. The Fonterra scandal took the media’s eye off how shifty and uncomfortable he looked over Andrea Vance having her comms passed on to an enquiry. Instead of acting decisively Key buggered around and didn’t do any blood-letting, meaning there is going to be a lot more scandal to come.

The Fonterra scandal is just another screw up under Nathan Guy’s watch. The meat labelling issue was bad enough, and to have another scandal following on so closely looks like a minister needs to be sacked for not making the grade, and before the public start turning on Key for propping up such a useless minister.

On Leighton Smith’s show this morning he was very wary when asked by Leighton Smith about the competence of his minister, and he would, he is the one who promoted him ahead of other more capable people.

No one in touch with politics would be surprised that Nathan has been a disaster, he has been captured by his offices because his bovine intelligence means he can’t see when he is being led up the garden path, and certainly can’t make good decisions. He has also been caught out lying to promote socialism on this blog before.  

If that wasn’t enough Guy has pissed off middle New Zealand by trying to cut their snapper catch. MPs are calling to say they are getting more complaints about cutting recreational snapper catch than they have had on any issue, including gay marriage.

John Key’s political skills seem to have deserted him.

If he was still in touch with the New Zealand public he would have sorted out the snapper quota shambles before it reached the public. You can’t piss off a whole heap of fishermen and win elections. If he was smart he would give the guy who built his BBQ a call instead of listening to Wayne Eagleson.

He should have sacked Wayne Eagleson over the Andrea Vance fiasco, giving him some well paid contracts to soften the blow, but getting him out of the way before there is more damage from the privileges committee.


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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.

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