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Political Friday: it's all a conspiracy

22 August 2014

I read John Key's latest comments via the NZ Herald this morning and I remain gobsmacked at the arrogance of the man.

Before I go on, let's get one thing perfectly clear... I'm not a "left wing conspiracist". Politically speaking, I'm decidedly non-aligned, preferring to judge individual politicians on their actions and parties on their policies.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll continue...

Mr Key has repeatedly answered a huge raft of very pertinent questions posed to him by the media by simply ranting about a "left wing smear campaign" which, he now claims, is "stealing" the election.

According to JK, none of the very important questions relating to the actions of himself and those politically close to him matter -- it's all about the fact that a bunch of unfortunate truths are being used to tarnish reputations and he seems to think that this just isn't fair.

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