When 9-11 happened, an advisor to the UK Blair government said that was a good day to bury bad news.
Such a statement could have been made yesterday, with the bloggers taking the morning off.
And there was some bad news too, not that I am suggesting Billy Boy deliberately made his statement knowing the bloggers were protesting.
Yes, Finance Minister Bill English noted the cupboards were bare, and following reports the government's tax take was down a billion on what was expected, New Zealand was set for a tight budget. Such tight times were here to stay he said.
Indeed, Audrey Young continued the gloomy theme, saying a war chest might be needed to save various large Kiwi businesses.
However, John Key was not quite as gloomy on breakfast tv yesterday
Now, a week ago, I quizzed about how open John Key is about the state of the economy.
Indeed, the UK Tories are grappling about how honest they need to be with the public before Britain goes to the polls.
The News of the World has noted the perilous state of Bankrupt Britain's finances, which leaves its likely future Tory government one helluva mess to clear up, especially if it means making unpopular measures.
The Conservative Home blog in Britain fears such unpopular policies, however necessary, could see the quick demise of a Cameron-led government and the return of ZanuLiarbore. So how best can the UK Tories hang on? And for us, what can John Key, Bill English and National learn from the UK situation? It might help their survival too.
Conservative Home says the UK Tories must level with the people about the mess Britain faces, the blame must also be given to Liarbour UK, and the Conservatives must be parepared for government with no on the job training.
Certainly National has appeared more cheerful and confident than the UK government and yes, the Kiwi economy is not in the same abysmal state that Britain's is in. It has experienced ministers on board too.
Thus, Bill English is right to raise the prospect of tough times ahead. Indeed, it may well be that New Zealand has been protected from the harsh economic relaities for far too long. But when it comes to preparing his budget, one that may well include cuts and be unpopular, National and English know full well who to blame, Liarbour.
And this is the message National must drive home in the months and years ahead. It has to hammer the folly and waste of the Helengrad years and the incompetent Liarbour Party.
For they made our 'home grown recession' arrive earlier and be deeper than it need otherwise have been thanks to their own economic mismanagement, giving Bill English even less money to spend.
So go for it Billy Boy. Come clean and don't forget to stick the boot in!