Yesterday, John Key tried to put off corrupt lobbying by his personal lawyer Ken Whitney by saying that Whitney had "misrepresented" him. This raised obvious questions - such as whether Whitney would be sacked. Of course not:
Prime Minister John Key is sticking with his personal lawyer despite agreeing in an interview that the lawyer misrepresented him while lobbying another minister about a potential crackdown on the foreign trusts industry.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister said yesterday Mr Whitney was still Mr Key's lawyer.
How does this fit with Key's previous statement that "I don't deal with people unless they're highly ethical and they do things well"? Not at all. So which bit is false? Key's supposed high standards, or his claim that Whitney violated them?