PM without the politics

John Key introduced his Prime Minister’s hour on RadioLIVE by saying it would be a politics-free zone.

He interviewed All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, film director Sir Peter Jackson, a rugby league player (I think it was a Warrior, but I missed his name) and finished with a chat to Paul Henry as he passed the microphone over to him.

And how did he do?

Interviewing well is an art and given he’s used to being on the other side of the mic I think he did very well.

I would say that of course, but so too did other listeners:

Comment From cherylcheryl: ] John Key is doing very well 🙂

Comment From PatPat: ] I’m impressed with Jk’s easy style. No wonder NZ loves him.

Comment From MaggieMaggie: ] The coolest Prime Minister on the planet! John Key is a natural! Take confidence to pull this off as a Rookie Radio D.J.

I wouldn’t want him to give up his day job, but his performance this afternoon shows he has options should he decide to have a career change.

10 Responses to PM without the politics

  1. robertguyton says:

    Politics-free zone.


  2. robertguyton says:

    That whole ‘second down-grade’ thing would have been hard to chitty-chat about, eh Ele!
    What could Key say?
    “No. There is no down-grade. This is a vote of confidence by the credit agencies. After all, if they didn’t like us, they wouldn’t talk with us, would they, adoring listener!”


  3. Andrei says:


    He aint in Putin’s league when it comes to publicity stunts, now is he?

    He could have been shooting tigers, or harpooning whales, or driving F1 racing cars but no sedentary behind a microphone sits our John.

    Still it is probably wise there is the cautionary tale of Michael Dukakis’ tank driving fiasco to bear in mind

  4. Cadwallader says:

    I see RG is not over at Keeping Stock apologising for his support of Ms Fenton.
    I thought John Key was fine today in the same manner he was at Canterbury University last week, while Goff is playing darts in a Waimate boozer. The Left really do appear to have thrown in the towel! Wonderful!

  5. James Stephenson says:

    I think the leaguey was Lewis Brown, scorer of the winning try against Melbourne.

  6. The credit downgrade reflects how National has accepted too much of Liarbour’s inheritance.
    But had Liarbour been in power, we would have many more downgrades.
    The situation highlights a need for prudent government.
    Embarassing as the situation is for National, it confirms the folly of having a government that would tax and spend even more, which is current Liarbour policy.

  7. homepaddock says:

    FM – quite. Labour will have great difficulty convincing anyone it would have been better with them in power.

  8. adam2314 says:

    Ummm ..Yeah !!.. Where’s the KFC ??..

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