I've lots more to say though about the patterns of behaviour from this National Government.
It's not the first time a National MP has been caught out treating hospitality staff with disdain. When Aaron Gilmore resigned after asking bar staff "Don't you know who I am?" because they refused to serve him, John Key said it was "the right decision."
It's also not the first time sexual harassment scandals have bedevilled the personnel in this government. Or even the second or third time.
First there's Michael Woodhouse, before he was even in parliament, telling the student press in Dunedin what he thought of young women:
"I love spring around here, it's bloody fantastic, the skirts were never this short in my day."He was a 42 year old father of three at the time. Now he's the Minister of Police, responding to the Police bungling of Roastbusters.
Then there's Minister Richard Worth, serial sexual harasser, forced to resign after the Police began investigations into his behaviour. John Key "washed his hands" of Mr Worth at the time.
Or what about Gerry Brownlee appointee to CERA, Roger Sutton, who had to resign after being found guilty of sexual harassment?
And then there are the allegations from Dirty Politics, about National Party pollster David Farrar organising parties for "National Party friends" which treated Young Nats women as potential "targets".
It's almost like National Party men and friends of National Party men think women are playthings for their own amusement. That it's ok to touch us when we don't want to be touched, text us when we don't want to be texted, call us when we don't want to be called, make sexual comments about us when we are walking around our campuses, and target us for sex when we are drunk (otherwise known as rape). National Party men appear to think women at work - or anywhere else - are fair game for whatever they feel like doing to us. Hell, John Key appears to think even little girls are on the menu for unwanted touching.
What's the answer to this blatant, entitled sexism? To be fair, lots of the culprits have gone already. But it's scarcely an individual issue when it's happening this frequently. If John Key wants to show he doesn't condone sexual harassment, he might have to think about more than just his own apology, more than just curtailing his own behaviour.
He might need to change the culture in his party. He might need to work out how he shows New Zealand women that he does have some respect for us. He might need to stop presiding over a government so blatantly tilted towards the powerful. And he might need to start keeping his creepy hands to himself.