Gob-smacking cannibalism reference: John Key's foot in own mouth
I heard this leading on RNZ midday news. What a buffoon this Key is. Either he's Prozacked up to the eyeballs, wafting around ('from cloud to cloud' is something like what his deputy has described him being) without paying attention to what is being written for him and without sensing what is and is not appropriate behaviour... or, he is every bit as racist as a white student in 1981 Christchurch who would have loved to have gone to a South Africa Apartheid XV v. NZ rugby match but who thought it wasn't enough of a rational allocation of his resources at the time to buy a ticket. I'm thinking both.
The PM - at a tourism function - thinks he can get away with shit even drunk comedians wouldn't pull. FFS.
How is Tuhoe supposed to react? How would any Iwi react? In the middle of Treaty negotiations. The leader of the government that invaded and confiscated and killed its way into and over your land - this leader tells a tourism conference that you are cannibals, just days after unilaterally rejecting the main plank of any settlement. How is Tuhoe supposed to react to this?
Well, Murray McCully, or whoever is the lack of brains behind this stunt must value the opinion of Tuhoe far, far below the opinion of the sort of muppet listening to ZB that the Tories think would appreciate that great, gaffawing, knee-slapping joke.
Let's remember that John Key punished his senior colleague, Lockwood Smith, for his foreign worker comments before the election. What Key has done is a bigger blunder because it was entirely scripted and not a reaction to some superb baiting by the interviewer. Key has no excuses for this; but the only one who can reprimand him is himself [5:20PM: and I've just heard him on RNZ saying his remarks were "self-deprecating". Idiot.Idiot on so many levels. He's treating real life like he was on Letterman. Fool. His goofy/dork/bloke routine is looking more like George Bush by the day - it is unbecoming of a Prime Minister. Key is still very much a blank slate and it can be cast as a fool if he keeps this up.]
Is this a fitting way to celebrate 74 years of the National Party?They'll be very angry that anything like this should mar tonight's celebrations. They might even have to cancel the black and white minstrel show if this blows up - they will be very disappointed.