When the “rubber booters” descend on
the Holiday Inn on the May 24th weekend the capitalist free-loaders will
get to commune with nature, guilt-free.
Snodden is working hard to put a damper on the holiday, everyone (but the NDP) is
happy just to have a long weekend.
ideological boot camp with Lana Payne when they could be freezing their butts
off at Paddy’s Pond!
a workshop on the political strategies of Machiavelli or the less tiresome writings
of Winston Churchill though the latter did intone that ‘the inherent
virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.’
When you go from ‘tour de force’ to ‘down in the dumps’ you
can be sure Frank Coleman isn’t the only one sounding like a eulogy at
weren’t negotiating Middle East peace.
didn’t quite make it to India last summer. She must have stood up the
great Indian social activists with whom she had intended to break bread, preferring
instead to take counsel from Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers. You
don’t need to check her itinerary.
Just look at the way she ripped the heads off Mitchelmore and Kirby upon
looking for work.
Why would they do that when, for thirty years, they were far happier with a
Caucus of one and five percent of the popular vote!
aftermath of a Caucus revolt, took off to Ottawa to talk shrimp. With whom? The Canadian
Senate….a bunch of wind bags who don’t know a cod from a sculpin.
Government complicity in a $19 million scheme to bail out Humber Valley Paving,
a Company with connections to the in-coming Premier.
It is the political gift that keeps on giving!
stays on the plane!
St. John’s Airport. When Dwight
Ball was in the air, she ought to have taken a cab back to Confederation
Building. If she couldn’t shake Ball,
are a dozen flights a day to get her back home.
intuition of a fur ball. That’s what the NDP has to take
corruption? It’s more critical even than oil or fish.
Having left the issue in the care of George
Murphy, what does he do? After Liberals Tom Osborne and Andrew Parsons
does a creditable job making Transportation and Works Minister Nick McGrath squirm,
George asks the same question three times and has no follow up. He proposes the A-G investigate. He passes it over to Gerry Rogers who changes
introducing Machiavelli this time round, I’m tellin’ ya’ Gerry is just not
ready. Talk about the innocent!
than George Murphy. It just so happens that the one who gives off the most
gas surprisingly isn’t the one who stayed. At least,
thankfully for Kirby, the Libs can hide him away.
belong to the NDP. N’Dippers can
when he did, he would have to invent the opportunity. Perhaps, that’s why they
like him ‘opportunists’.
funeral pyre; but he’s not stupid.
Straits of Belle Isle, is tantamount to lightening striking the same
spot twice or, if you prefer, having the same odds as Frank
Coleman getting the HVP Bonds released and a lifetime pension, for
a year of being Premier.
you simply cannot control. Danny Williams’ buddy and people like
Kirby and Mitchelmore are three of them.
the Convention they demanded, Michael can still argue the NDP is still ahead of
where they are used to be.
all over. Michael is the most
articulate, most passionate, most intelligent leader the NDP has ever
even if it has disappointed a public who once demonstrated it is willing to embrace
economic babble over
of the difficulties, the NDP broke through a large barrier in the last election
and that she brought the Party to 30% in the Polls since – even if she wasn’t
able to keep it there. In the heavily contested Virginia Waters, the Party ran
a solid candidate. The outcome was not
the NDP through the next election. Why? Because it’s true.
believe. But, I suggest, it can never
hope to be a credible political force until the Party can demonstrate resilience
in the face of failures, the ability to attract new blood including in a
leadership role, and the confidence to freely discuss an economic program that isn’t a metaphor
for Tory misbehaviour.
about guys who are.
there won’t be a single camper at the Convention….but N’Dippers can still check to see if anyone
has attended who can help Ms. Michael light a