Announcing to the press gallery that he had had a vasectomy, Prime Minister John Key put another spin on the cut and thrust of politics.
Answering questions about changes to early childhood education funding during his regular Monday post-Cabinet presser, Key was asked if he would send his children to a centre where 80% of staff were qualified teachers or 100%.
“I think if I sent my 15-year-old or 17-year-old to early childhood at the moment they’d have a meltdown,” he quipped.
But what if his wife Bronagh had another?
“I’d be extremely worried because I’ve had a vasectomy.”
In the face of the stunned hacks, he said; “It’s probably too much information for the purposes of a press conference but anyway.”
I’ve been checking The Standard to find out what devious Crosby/Textor strategy this plays into: so far nothing.