Monday, January 31, 2011

For future reference

The mainstream media don't seem to have picked up on this (except as apuff piece in the Sunday News), so I'll put it on the blog in case anyone has something to say about Key's judgement, values, common sense or appeal to women voters between now and the election.

The puff piece is about the Prime Minister of New Zealand engaging in blokey arseholery in a public forum with a guy convicted for throwing his girlfriend down the stairs and giving her a kicking.

Among the treats Key brought out to humiliate his wife in front of the nation, the following:

"Obviously for the money I would be Tiger Woods. You get paid a truckload of money," he said, adding "there are other benefits that clearly come with the job" too.

The conversation took a sexy turn after Veitch asked the jovial PM if he'd like to be love-rat Warnie. "Yeah, well given his current liaisons with Liz Hurley," Key said.

"I like Liz Hurley actually. I reckon she is hot." Key, who has two teenagers, Stephie and Max, admitted that Hurley was a "definite" in his dream date top three, adding that she's "slightly older".


"Older" in this case actually meaning years younger than he is. However, effectively that is "older," because for the demographic Key is trying to appeal to here, a man in his late 40s should really be coming up with the names of girls around his daughters' age when asked whom he'd like to cheat on his wife with.

Hat tip: Dim Post

14 comments:

Doug said...

"Older" in this case actually meaning years younger than he is. However, effectively that is "older," because for the demographic Key is trying to appeal to here, a man in his late 40s should really be coming up with the names of girls around his daughters' age when asked whom he'd like to cheat on his wife with.

Milt I think you picked the wrong name, it should be Psychopath Milt. What dribble you write.

Psycho Milt said...

Too close to the bone there, Doug?

Budgieboy said...

Milt you are a WAY better Blogger than this post, this is the kind of stuff that dominates American Blogs (left and right)

The stuff where the Author joins umpteen dots, removes context and perceptive and liberally tosses in some character assassination by association.

Not your best work Milt.

Lindsay Mitchell said...
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Lindsay Mitchell said...

It makes me cringe when I hear mature male politicians doing this stuff. Goff goes on Radio Live too, and yacks on about rugby and motorbikes like they are the centre of his universe, parading the core of his manliness desperately.

Key was in different, yet similar, territory. Personally I don't find him offensive, just embarrassing but that's a facet of my age. He is part of a younger generation and, for that reason, I doubt this 'story' is going anywhere, despite the Standard's, and now your, best efforts. Dragging his daughter into it is tacky.

Anonymous said...

ROFL. Nice post Milt. You can tell by the howling from the usual quarters.

What was the context Budgie? He was on a radio show hosted by a guy who seriously assaulted his partner and joshing with him about shagging chicks and being Tiger Woods? Oh yeah, I get you. That's prime ministerial.

Judge Holden

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Doug, the word you were looking for is 'drivel,'

There is no such noun as dribble in the english language.

Dribble is what Milt is doing

To be precise, he is dribbling drivel.

Psycho Milt said...

Goff goes on Radio Live too, and yacks on about rugby and motorbikes like they are the centre of his universe, parading the core of his manliness desperately.

I agree - it's cringeworthy because it's desperate and fake. They really should leave it alone. I think this particular version of it involving Key is noteworthy because he actually is the Prime Minister, not just a desperate wanna-be PM like Goff. When the leader of the country makes himself look stupid and obnoxious, he makes the country look stupid and obnoxious - that's why we expect certain standards of behaviour from the PM.

Just to make things clear: I don't for a moment believe Key is the sexist buffoon he pretended to be for this story. Veitch certainly is, but not Key - I'm sure he was just faking it to score points with the sports boofhead demographic. The post is merely pointing out the conclusions the non-boofhead market is entitled to draw from such antics.

gravedodger said...

So we want a Prime minister so anally retentive that when he goes on a radio show with a clearly defined audience and fits his response to that demographic he must demonstrate he is totally disconnected.
Grow some balls wallies, she and the others are "HOT", and I am nearing 70.
Much better to have a leader so encompassed with a cloak of political aura and a mask to fit, she couldn't carry the can for her loyal subjects and employees fulfilling her wishes (the motorcade) but just dumped on them, committed a prima facie fraud but allowed acolytes and public servants to protect her, married a man to give her the image(false) that she embraced a status among the peasants for electoral purposes, protected a fellow fraudster who subsequently (after leaving the party) ended in the big house for that fraud et el. I don't think so.
How refreshing to have a guy who opens himself to this sort of rubbish as our P.M.
As to the record of the radio host, he is a dork # 1 just as his associate is not just a plumb but also a complete dork. However they occupy positions with the media too significant to ignore. I personally find Sainsbury and Campbell to be shallow, inane idiots but many among us watch with baited breath as they are regarded as purveyors of "current affairs" pfht. they are just as lightweight but in this second rate village called New Zealandthey are as good as it gets.

To the other PM, although I sometimes totally disagree with you, I do appreciate your normally well constructed opinions,this time I agree with those who thought you were so much better than that post portrayed.
Cheers M. R.

JC said...

Yes, Key should present himself with the decorum of this chap:

http://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/lamb.jpg

JC

Anonymous said...

Who could possibly argue with that Gravedodger? It's so incomprehensibly turgid and chock full of non-sequiturs and irrelevancies that it's immune from criticism. Did you go to the same school as Adolf?

Judge Holden

Anonymous said...

...just faking it to score points...

That makes him stupid then. Never fake anything except, maybe, out of compassion. I have no desire to be governed by those more stupid than myself which, looking back, doesn't set the bar that high.

deitynigel6888 said...

I can forgive the blokey bullshit, but what is anyone with half a brain doing giving Tony Veitch oxygen.

This is the "talent" who thinks throwing the missus down the stairs and bribing her to stay quiet is good form.

Anonymous said...

Liz Hurley is only just under four years younger than John Key, by the way. Just FYI.