Since when have we referred to the Prime Minister's husband or wife as the "First Lady / Gentleman"? Absolutely bloody never, as far as I can recall.
But the Herald is doing it, in an article in which it criticises Bronagh Key's fashion sense, and then twitters on about the alleged fashion faux pas she committed by wearing the same garment twice.
Oh noes.... sensible woman makes good use of her wardrobe! Global credit crunch looming, busy woman with children to rear, more-or-less on her own for practical day-to-day purposes because her husband has one of those more-than-full-time jobs so she has precious little time for fluffing around shops (NB John Key seems to be a loving and devoted daddy, so this is not a criticism of his parenting, just a simple acknowledgment that his job means that his time with his wife and children is limited), presumably no clothing allowance from the NZ government for the PM's spouse, and yet, the fashionistas are criticising her for wearing the same garment twice.
I can't recall any criticism of Peter Davies' fashion sense - why is it open season on Bronagh Key?
We have not elected Bronagh Key, she is not paid by the NZ government, and there is no position of "First Lady". Moreover, whatever job John Key has, Bronagh Key is a private citizen. Leave her alone, fashion police.
Udate: Ele at Homepaddock and Kiwiblog are onto this too. (The comments thread at Kiwiblog is priceless - one commenter alleges that the NZ Herald never criticised Labour in 9 years of government. You would think that DPF would sometimes feel embarrassed by the people who turn up to his place.) Perhaps the NZ Herald might take note that criticism of this fashion nonsense is coming from both the left and the right.
Further update: Idiot/Savant is unimpressed too.