For those oldies who, after being skinned out by finance companies, are looking for somewhere safe to tuck their savings other than under the kapok, the Government partial asset sales offer a good investment.
THe media initially tried to run the story as a wholesale sell down but its not. It offers ordinary New Zealanders a chance to make a pretty safe investment in the future of New Zealand while the government maintains control.
Thats a "win - win " as they used to say. "Mixed ownership" says John Key and that sums it up nicely.
While the flag ship power and energy companies are in the mix - we would have liked to have seen the net cast wider.
The other upside is that while the SOE's currently have one reasonably demanding shareholder - they can look to a future of more shareholders and with that comes the risks and rewards.
And lets face it the voting punters are going to be turned on by this more than Phil the Dill dying his hair.
So while Goff offers up enhanced individual elegance via the dye pot, offers up an elegant solution that's good for the country and good for Mr and Mrs Zealander.
Round 1 of the 2011 election bout:
Phil the Dill vs Pretty Boy Key
UNANIMOUS DECISION ON POINTS to KEY.