Keisha Castle-Hughes – an actress – is disinclined to take Prime Minister John Key’s advice to “stick to acting” and not publicly parade her potty opinions on climate change.
The uppity lass has gone further and invited herself to a chat with the PM.
The Whale Rider actor told Close Up last night that she would be willing to meet Mr Key to discuss the issue.
“I’d love to sit down and maybe he’d know that – if we sat down and talked – that I know a lot more about it than I think he thinks I do.”
The actress has become an ambassador for Greenpeace’s Sign On campaign, which aims for a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
This, of course, would cripple our economy.
The PM mentioned the actress’s role in the campaign while speaking about climate change to an audience in Brisbane on Tuesday.
He told the audience: “My advice to Keisha is this: Stick to acting.”
The NZ Herald says Castle-Hughes travelled to the Cook Islands to see the impact of climate change there.
This doesn’t mean she has much to say, so any chat with the PM – Alf supposes – would be somewhat brief.
Even so, that’s no reason for a meeting, which might be good publicity for her and Greenpeace, but would do nothing much for Key.
Moreover, whatever she might say probably would be mostly hot air.
So let her put all she knows about climate change down on paper.
Alf will ask Mrs Grumble to send her a pen and a sheet of A4, if she needs some writing material.