So John is currently doing one of the things he does best - he is on holiday with the wife and kids in Florida, after his strenuous trip to the USA - aptly described by one media commentator as "Where he wasn't their as PM, he wasn't there as minister of tourism. He was just there as a tourist."
If you are counting (and I think it is worthwhile to do so) this is his third holiday this year - famously, he spent a month in Hawaii over the summer while the recession stalked the land, then a long weekend when Melissa Lee went down, and now a week (or two?) in Florida.
That is five weeks so far in 2009, pretty ironic given that National are going to take away the automatic right for most New Zealanders to have four weeks annual holiday.
And why on earth DOES a multi-millionaire own a God awful psuedo-pink Mcmansion in the middle of sand dune up in Omaha? Everyone knows his real holiday home is in Hawaii.
I guess that place just a little dogwhistle to the aspirational white middle class, who approve of the achieving of one leg of the â€œthree Bâ€™sâ€ trifecta that is the Kiwi dream. I suppose it wouldnâ€™t have done before the election to show your potential future PM taking the bulk of his numerous holidays in a gated community of privileged mega-millioniares in Hawaii.
I wonder how much time since the election Mr. Key has spent in his Omaha holiday home?, rather than swanning off around the USA, clearly his favourite place to live?