First Grant Robertson borrows from Russel Norman:
I am in the middle of a leadership contest but what I do know is that the first two of those people have such similarities; it would be very hard to choose between them.
So Grant also thinks John Key is like Sir Robert Muldoon. I’mm not sure if he is demented or just playing to the audience.
But Shane Jones goes one better:
Labour leadership hopeful Shane Jones says he wants to string up Prime Minister John Key with a bungy cord around a “sensitive spot.” …
“I’m going to tie a bungy cord around a sensitive spot and then I’m going to get those callipers and cut them and then the mercenary of capitalism can suffer what he deserves – a dead cat bounce.”
Imagine if say John Key had spoken about Helen Clark like that. He would have been denounced by every newspaper and media outlet in New Zealand.
Speaking from the Marshall Islands this morning, Key said Jones’ intentions towards him “sounds painful”.
“If they want to spend their time taking about parts of my anatomy or my personality they are free to do so. I don’t think it will win them a lot of votes,” he added.
Key is pretty much the opposite of Muldoon when it comes to dealing with with personal attacks.