02/16/2014 11:03 am ET Updated Feb 16, 2014

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key: I Am Not A Shapeshifting Space Reptile

3 News

Politicians. They'll just say anything.

But you know, if one of your constituents filed an open information act request asking you to prove that you aren't "a David Icke-style shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement,” you might want to go ahead and say -- just for the record -- that you aren't.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was recently faced with such accusations. Here is how he responded, according to New Zealand's 3 News:

To the best of my knowledge, no. I've taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I'm not a reptile… I've never been in a spaceship, never been in outer space, and my tongue's not overly long either.

Well, that sure settles that.

Good thing shapeshifting reptilian aliens have no place in American politics, right?