It is safe to say Prime Minister Bill English is more comfortable crunching numbers and plotting how to increase the country’s surplus than trying his hand at keeping up with the Millennials and social media.
Following his appointment as PM from John Key, and with the general election looming, it is evident someone has had a whisper in the new PM’s ear to get socially savvy and boost his profile.
Blossoming amongst the Facebook posts of politics, spin and pre-election promises is this English 2.0 version trying to show us the man stepping out from the shadows to appeal to voters.
He’s drawn criticism from US late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel for slapping pineapple and spaghetti on a pizza, coined the term ‘walk-runs’ while showing how he paces up the hills of the capital for a bit of exercise and asked the public to vote on which humble pie Finance Minister Steven Joyce should be presented with to celebrate a Budget Day tradition.
For the record, steak and cheese got devoured with a 51% vote. Read More