The prime sledger

September 9th, 2011 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

Kate Chapman at Stuff reports:

Australian Prime Minister has told the Wallabies they better do well so she can get back at for his “perpetual abuse”. …

She told the players that Key had been using every opportunity to rib her about the All Blacks during the Pacific Islands Forum which both leaders attended this week.

“We better make sure we’re in a position to be giving some mocking back at the end of all this.” …

“At every stage, I cannot describe it to you, any issue before the forum, any direction somehow Prime Minister Key would find a way of working in a sledge.

“I’ve had it for two days.”

Superb.

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18 Responses to “The prime sledger”

  1. ben (2,399 comments) says:

    If John Key wasn’t leading such a profligate government I might almost like the guy. Great story.

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  2. trout (904 comments) says:

    Diddums

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  3. hmmokrightitis (1,515 comments) says:

    As the Whale noted, this is part of the reason why the country likes this man. He gets it. He can be PM AND have a personality as well.

    And before ben or anyone else comes back with anything about the country going to hell in the proverbial, bollocks. :)

    The PM taking it to the ginga, nice. Lets just hope Ted and the boys do the same :)

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  4. david (2,539 comments) says:

    Having lived in Sydney during the time of the Wallabies Bledisloe heyday, I can vouch for the fact that Aussies are uncompromisingly cruel when it comes to sledging and sticking the knife in. One can only assume thus that either Australia has gone soft or she is not a true Aussie.

    She must have a bit of steel in there somewhere to have got to where she is (and in the manner she travelled) so a third option is that she gave as good as she got to JK and was spinning a yarn to wind up the boys in the team.

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  5. Paulus (2,503 comments) says:

    Is there a presumption that Gillard will still be Prime Minister by that time ?

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  6. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    No wonder she ran off home early.

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  7. scanner (340 comments) says:

    She won’t have to worry shortly as she will be out of a job, perhaps that’s why the stupid twat fucked off home at warp speed, she didn’t want to suffer the indignity of being sacked by text then having to travel home cattle class with all the poor people.
    Aren’t the left great, they just keep on making bullets for everyone else to fire at them.

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  8. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (762 comments) says:

    Could someone please tell John what the Tri-Nations result was……….

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  9. lastmanstanding (1,210 comments) says:

    JK gives the impression that he gets on very well with most leaders. This is a good thing escpecially when your the leader of a small dot at the bottom of the world.
    It helps to have a personality thats inclusive and outgoing and easy to deal with.

    Mind you for all the criticsim I and other gave Helen C my understanding is that she did the very good job getting on with other countries leaders.

    Lets face it leaders are humans( well mostly) so if we have the JKs HCs representing us its got to be good for us.

    Putting aside the usual punch above our weight those who travel and mix with foreign business and government people know that NZ is seen in a positive light and gets listened too on a number of issues. We are seen as reasoned dont have a barrow to push and take other views on board.

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  10. BeaB (2,060 comments) says:

    Best of all, he served her apple juice on Waiheke Island. No wonder we like this man so much.

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  11. Viking2 (11,147 comments) says:

    And did I see the Wallabies smirking behind her back???
    thoroughly deservred in her case.

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  12. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    Now that Barry Hall has retired, will she be full forward of the Bulldogs next year?

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  13. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    JK laughs cause he’s not a career politician. he’s following a Wall St agenda and my prediction is he will retire shortly after winning the next election. Some time before the world depression hits next year.

    As for Hubbard, someone suggested he committed suicide. I don’t doubt it.

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  14. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    “he’s following a Wall St agenda and my prediction is he will retire shortly after winning the next election”

    Are you on some kind of medication? And if so, have you taken it today?

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  15. James Stephenson (2,040 comments) says:

    Wiki – did you miss the fact that it was Mrs H who was driving?

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  16. kiwigunner (213 comments) says:

    She says “I’ve had it for two days”. We have had to put up with a wankfest Prime Minister for almost three years!

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  17. kiwigunner (213 comments) says:

    And how typical that he spends the best part of the pacific Forum joking about rugby instead of doing some bloody work.

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  18. BlairM (2,288 comments) says:

    Is the New Zealand inferiority complex so bad that our Prime Minister has to waste two days sledging his Australian counterpart?

    I think I am going to start telling people I am an Aussie.

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