Former National ad man John Ansell lays into John Boy as the reason the principled ad-man left the National Party:
“Key’s motto, as far as I can see, is ‘You can fool most of the people most of the time.’ And it seems to be working a treat…
“Say you’re ambitious for the country. (When you’re not.)
“Say you’ve got a plan for growth. (When you haven’t.)
“Join forces with a party that actually has a plan. (And ignore it.)
“Say you agree with the ‘catch Australia’ goal. (When you don’t.)
“Commission a plan to catch Australia. (Then reject it.)
“Chide your central banker for saying we can’t catch Australia with your policies. (When you know damn well he’s right.)
“Press on with your Emissions Trading Scheme. (When the country you’re supposed to be catching has put the brakes on theirs.)
“(And when the science increasingly supports your first instinct that man-made global warming is a hoax.)
“So why is our prime minister doing these things?
“And why did he take such a ‘principled’ stance in defying his core supporters on the anti-smacking referendum?
“The answer is simple. . . ”
Read on for Ansell’s answer: The widening Tasman Wage Gap (AKA the John Key Credibility Gap) . Hat tip Berend] Oh, and here’s one of Ansell’s new billboards, asking Can NZ catch Tasmania?: