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Let it simmer

india Updated: Feb 03, 2011 23:29 IST

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New Zealand’s version of the feminazis have thrown cold water on prime minister John Key’s attempts to be a bit of lad when he described model-actress Elizabeth Hurley as hot. That he rabbited on about how Ms Hurley would be a dream date and that he would not mind being Tiger Woods both for the money and the benefits have fired feminist fury to boiling point.

Does Ms Hurley object to being described as hot? We think not, considering she has made an entire career raising male temperatures. Some of us remember her hot, sorry, haute couture gown held together by safety pins which allowed a generous view of her proportions which were described as incandescent much before Mr Key’s admiring comments.

Those who feel that Mr Key’s comments are out of the 60s haven’t kept up with the times. Now being hot, as the many ladies who graced the Tiger Woodsian extra-marital odyssey will testify, had several benefits for them as well in the way of chat shows and lots of lovely money. Ms Hurley, who’s been around the block a few times, hardly needs defenders of the feminist faith. So, perhaps, they should turn the heat on elsewhere where their politically correct correctives are needed. But for the moment the hapless Mr Key will be in the hot seat till the trail turns cold.