Replies the Wet One: "Oooh, I can't even remember. [Giggle]. 1981? Um, ahh, hmmm ...... I dont' really know ... I, I, I, ah, I ... don't really have a strong feeling of it ... at the time - it's such a long time ago..." Do you have an easy one?
As Russell Brown summarises, Key's answers are "insipid."
Listening to it (and it's worth listening to the whole thing), the impression is that he's unsure what he should say. The interview moves on to why he voted against the civil unions legislation and again he gives vague, even contradictory answers. He doesn't care "whether people are gay or lesbian," but thought the government was being dishonest and ought to have said its aim was really gay marriage. So he's in favour of gay marriage? No, he's "not entirely sure whether gay and lesbian people should be able to get married."Listen to the interview at the Hard News site, and another interview hosted there in which John Boy sucks up to a Christian TV interviewer. Concludes Russell: "Key doesn't seem able to articulate a strong political philosophy, even to back up his stated beliefs. "
And ain't that the truth. What does John Boy Key stand for? You'd have to ask the last person he spoke to.
UPDATE: BTW, the 'Shine TV' link at Russell's site has meteorologist Augie Auer (discussing global warming) on after John Boy. Bit too much religion for may taste, but. ;^)
LINKS: Doing the rounds - Hard News
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