The Antipodean Political Style
A little taste of how politics can differ between the US and New Zealand.
John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand was visiting Canterbury University in earthquake-stricken Christchurch. He sees a sign posted up by a bunch of students “John mate, come for a yarn with your country’s future engineers”. So he does.
So the leader of our country has an unscripted chat with a group of students without any checking any of them out in advance. He swaps anecdotes about his university days and even has one of his DPS bodyguards arm-wrestle one of the students.
Can you see this happening in the US?