John Key said the endorsement from Jones and Tuigamala was a very important step towards National gaining the traditionally Labour Pacific vote.
"It sends a strong message that they (Jones and Tuigamala) are standing up as young leaders in their community, giving support to a National government and endorsing our view.
"We think Labour has been guilty of taking that support for granted", said Key.
And this gem came from Inga the Winger:
"We don't want our people just working in factories", said Tuigamala. "We want them starting to own those factories."
Perhaps it will take more than KFC for Labour to retain its share of the PI vote on Saturday!!
UPDATE: Espiner (G) reckons this was a gold moment for Key, and the PM's only response was to revisit the Lockwood Smith words, which, taken in context, were nothing but factual.