“No Sh*t Shylock” meets the “nasty little creep”


Steve Gibson’s selfie sans John Key

Even Steve Gibson couldn’t stop himself being star struck by John Key

He called him ”Shylock” and a ”nasty little creep” but Labour’s Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson was among those queueing to shake hands with John Key during the Prime Minister’s election trail walkabout in Timaru [yesterday] afternoon.

”I was just passing by and happened to see him… I’ve never seen John in person before,” he told the Herald.

”I just said hello to him, introduced myself and shook his hand.”

Mr Gibson was reluctant to discuss his ”Shylock” comment which saw him get offside with Leader David Cunliffe who is running a “Vote Positive” campaign.

”I’m sorry for all that and time’s moving on.”

Well, he was kicked to the kerb by his own party.  That’s definitely the last time he’ll try and get the party vote for Labour going in Rangitata.

But it seems he’s a little more dense than nasty.  Although his only selfie seems to contain… just him.


– Adam Bennett, NZ Herald

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