Our esteemed leader, John Key, and our dearly loved Leader of the Opposition, Phil Goff, have both seen fit, despite being happily married men, to opine on who they find hot, amongst the current list of celebs. It seems that Liz Hurley is at the top of both their lists.
It makes me feel ill. Middle-aged men, scratching their balls and easing their pants, and rating beautiful women – “hyuk hyuk hyuk”.
The hypocrisy is writ large when Shane Jones gets front page headlines and nicknames from the screaming media for his indiscretions, and the women in his life find themselves on the front pages. Then Key does a double-sleaze – blokes up with Veitch to discuss “babes”. And it doesn’t hit the front pages of NZH or Stuff until someone asks Goff – today. And he adds a “me-too”
Prediction: Goff will never be PM.
Key’s outburst must have lost a lot of support in the Nats focus groups amongst women, and the “patsy” to Goff did the trick for them – “see, he’s just as bad” – he provided his own false equivalence. What has happened to the lazy media in this country – who questioned Goff? Whose bylines are here? (and who put them up to it?). Goff just doesn’t know how the media work, no matter what other experience his political career has provided him. RWC will “bloke-up” the PM in time for November; heaven help us if Goff thinks he has to “bloke-up” too. What sort of parallel universe is this? Why are we back in the unenlightened times when only property-owning males ruled the earth? (This is George W. versus John Kerry all over again…)
As my friend says, we are seeing it now, and I predict that it will only get worse before the election on November 26. I wonder if Key and Goff and their minders will ever get around to remembering that women vote too.