The fascinating double standards of John Key's phone etiquette
Key's phone call over recording
Prime Minister John Key personally phoned Solicitor General David Collins to pass on his gratitude for work on the so-called teapot tape case, two days before the election.
The Solicitor General's office is meant to be kept strictly independent from all political influence.
However, an email obtained under the Official Information Act showed Collins wrote to an unnamed counsel saying: "The PM phoned this morning and asked me to pass on to you his personal thanks for your work on Ambrose. He was very complimentary notwithstanding my attempts to say you were just doing your jobs! Well done. D "
Hold on, what? Our PM will personally phone the Solicitor General David Collins to personally thank him for bullying the media with the cops over the joke Epsom Tea Party fiasco, yet won't ring John Banks directly to ask if he knew about the Kim Dotcom donations?
Isn't that a fascinating double standards in regards to our Prime Ministers phone etiquette?