"I'm not going to waste this campaign and the next six weeks talking about what we might do," he said. (1)We know that, John. We've known that for quite some time. National puts out policies in a manner similar to Labour standing by its principles - only rarely and with embarrassment, as if the whole sorry business was something to be ashamed of, and best forgotten as soon as possible.
Of course, the brief stab of visceral satisfaction of Key making a comment that can be misconstrued to suggest he's a policy shy, power seeking wench was soon forgotten, as the surreal quality of Winston Peters lecturing anyone on trust was appreciated. Good old Winston, he might have lost his seat, his baubles and his credibility, but he's still got his sense of humour.
Next act on the 08 Campaign Comedy Stage - Helen Clark! She'll have you laughing till you cry as she tells us the election is all about trust, honesty and principles and these are the reasons you should vote for her. Oh, she's already used that joke ... ?
1 - "Key would be difficult to trust - Peters," unattributed NZPA article, 28th of September, 2008. Reproduced on stuff.co.nz. (http://www.stuff.co.nz/4708787a6160.html)