Dear John

by Lord Sutch

Dear John Key

You’re the Prime Minister of our country. Our leader. That means we expect you to be better than us.

In an article on February 14 (happy Valentines Day!) you said that you and Cameron Slater spoke regularly to find out what he was thinking about (source).

And then today we had a Facebook exchange come out between Cameron Slater and Jordan Williams. Do you know Jordan Williams? I think you do know Jordan Williams. He’s right here in this photo with you.

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He’s the guy on the left. He’s also the head of the Tax Payer’s Union. They’re a group set up to attack too much spending by MPs. Funny thing is, they don’t attack your party’s MPs as much as they seem to attack other parties. And even then it’s often misguided. Remember that time he attacked Mojo Mathers for flying around the country to talk to constituents? What a “trougher” I think your kind call them.

Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about was the Facebook exchange I mentioned. That’s this one:

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When you had your phone conversations with Cam Slater did they go anything like the above?

What I’d really like you to do is to come out and say that the National Party will not stand for any of that sort of behaviour or language. That women are not walking vaginas. That they are people. And that your party has no place for people who hold these kind of views.

Could you do that for me John? That would go some way towards removing the bitter taste I have in my mouth about you and your lot at the moment.

Cool.
Yours sincerely
Rumi

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Kevin McCready September 5, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Perfect, except for the part expecting PM to be better than us.

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Rick Rowling September 11, 2014 - 9:41 am

Good points.

Given that we’re grouping “tribes” – Slater & Williams here being part of the “right” tribe, can you also comment on the misogynistic Kill John Key and f*ck his daughter” lyrics – @peace clearly being part of the “left” tribe.

On the face of it there seems to be a higher level of acceptable misogyny if you’re part of the left tribe, and it bugs me.

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jared September 13, 2014 - 9:53 am

I guess the most glaringly obvious difference is the people who wrote that misogynistic song are not in cahoots with the government.

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Rick Rowling September 15, 2014 - 9:58 am

jared – yes, but if you follow the Feminism tags here, most are NOT about people linked to the government either, but there is a comment on most high profile examples of New Zealand misogyny. This makes the overlooking of @peace’s blurt *appear* as if there’s more tolerance of misogyny if it’s from supporters of the left wing, which IMO shouldn’t have any bearing on its acceptability.

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