Sunday, January 30, 2011

A normal man who expresses normal manly sentiments from time to time

Proving he's a typical Kiwi bloke Key said that if he could be any sporting star he'd be an All Blacks captain but added he wouldn't mind taking a swing at being Tiger Woods either.

"Obviously for the money I would be Tiger Woods. You get paid a truckload of money," he said, adding "there are other benefits that clearly come with the job" too.

No, no, no; he is not a typical Kiwi bloke. He is a multi-millionaire who made his fortune in a morally dubious business and who obviously is obsessed with the acquisition of money (a prerequisite for working in such a business, some might say). However, he has a desperate need to pretend otherwise, to assume the guise of "an ordinary Kiwi bloke," hence his participation in events like this one. His supporters, as well, are concerned to present him as normal at any opportunity. It is all becoming quite tiresome.

By the way, did I tell you the one about the fund manager who threatened to kill regulators? Or the one about the sports commentator who assaulted his former partner?

And who is this Dean Lonergan? And is this puffery I see before my eyes?
Dean Lonergan said Key's comment had made him respect the PM even more. "John Key is a strong leader and a very good family man," the LiveSport host said.

"Those women who might be upset at his comments are obviously just disappointed they never made John Key's list and never will.
No, it is just another prehistoric sports broadcaster. Maybe it is the blazers that do it. That's my theory: wearing a blazer for any length of time makes a man think like a schoolboy and lose the ability to understand that women are people.


Boganette said...

Well said. I know all my comments on your blog tend to be yes, that's right, I agree etc. But really I can't ever add much because you just say it all so well.

And my Lord the photos you pick are always brilliant. That's the most awesomely awkward shot evah!

Rusty said...

Oh god, election year. It burns.

Funnily enough, word verification: nonat