And there's an initial word (above the porthole) too, suggesting the full graffito was a very literal comment: "Used to murder Maori people"
pony-boy will never hear the end of this
Expect to see straightfaced references to Key as National’s “show pony”.
Or demands to “pony up” over election promises and budget allocations.
Also puts “ponies for everyone” promises in a new light, doesn’t it?
’Course, when a ponytail is raised,
one can only expect shit to follow.
So he’s in denial then.
On past form, Key wouldn’t recognise an abuse of power if it crawled up his arse and clawed its way past Hosking, DPF et al to die.
(They wouldn't recognise it either: it's dark up there.)
the much needed idea of not just being a dick...
NOT being a dick, that's the hard part. So to speak.
Some features on the plans may have been too clever by half -- e.g. bungalow living room with no windows?
it’s not “banter” (WTF does Key believe that word means?)
but also I would suggest “creepy” is not a sufficient term –
ultimately, it’s being an Empowered Big Swinging Dick
… which means not having to think about how
the “little people” (=anyone who isn’t you) may feel.
This is how power corrupts.
It’s almost amusing how DPF’s mitigating response amounts to “But Key is a good boss, who we know always behaves well, because … people whose salaries depend on him won’t say anything bad about him”.
Mitch Benn points out the limits of Lennon's song:
Key thinks the Fourth Estate is no longer relevant and he is apparently happy to carry on with his Fifth Column action against anyone who thinks in NZ…
… he really doesn’t get it does he?
But he gets away with it ... because not enough people have any kind of Si(x)th Sense?