So on the same day that Egyptian President Mubarak announces his plans not to seek re-election later this year, we learn that John Key has announced an election date in November 2011.

These two events could, of course, be entirely coincidental.

After all, both leaders are quite different.

One has gone to extremes to foster a cult of personality, at the expense of policies that would help his struggling nation.

The other’s just an Arab despot.