Hammeroids should not use the link. It will induce stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea.
Key's state of the nation speech, in which he announced plans to partially privatise some state assets, was much bolder than anyone predicted. It was always likely the Nats would look to a sell-off eventually, but it has come quicker than most picked.
Then 'most' must be pretty dim witted. There have been enough signals over the past year for even the most blinkered reporter to work out that National will want to spend a good few months bringing the electorate on board. There needs to be a little time also for the public to see though the hypocrisy and lies of the loud mouthed anti sell down political and media cabal.
It still deserves, though, to be rated a bold move.
With an election to be held this year, Key has put everything on the line and given Labour a key point of difference that Phil Goff will no doubt be relishing.
Well, actually he's given National a clear point of difference which Labour will be hating.
Labour = more spending, more taxes and more debt with credit downgrades and higher costs of servicing.
Key's transparency is to be applauded. He said he would not sell off assets without the voters having their say, and they will get it, likely in November.Did the Hammeroids seriously believe good and reliable policy can be plucked out of this air? That's the Labour way. Note Goff's half arsed and ill considered outburst a week or so ago. It takes time and careful research to establish good policy.
It is also heartening to see the Government doing something to put the brakes on its borrowing and to stimulate the moribund economy. Apart from the long overdue reining in of state sector costs, National has until now appeared to be indecisive and lacking ideas on how to help spark a recovery.
Adolf needs to remind readers that (a) the current NACTionalMP administration is still little more than two short years into its term; (b) all good things come to those who wait and (c) be ready for more new policy over the next six months or so.
And that's the real killer for Labour. Everybody across the whole political and media spectrum has misunderestimated the PM. From the Labour stooges at The Standard to the shouters of the Right. Suddenly and to their obvious surprise, their sneering 'smile and wave' sobriquet has become 'strong and decisive'.
Key's personal rating, however, should have been enhanced by the moves this week. He has been a populist leader so far in his first term and has been reluctant to rock the boat.
We have now seen strong, decisive leadership. That, more than the sales themselves, should be the most comforting aspect of the political week.
I wonder now for whom the Hammeroids will vote in November?
There are early signs of one or two realising they have no better home than National or ACT. Will the others simply stay away and sulk on election day?