Friday, February 22, 2013


The Ollie North of the Provincial Conservative Party is deleting Twitter followers like a Lieutenant Colonel shredding documents prior to a congressional indictment.

Paul Lane, the normally playful M.H.A for Mount Pearl North resurfaced on the social media forum tonight in a grim mood.  The big threat of the night, deletion from his friends list.

One by one, taunt after taunt, the Minister of Government Propaganda deleted detractors who dared confront him the embarrassing leaks from some undisclosed caucus member that fingered the party for goosing public opinion polls, stacking open line shows and discrediting non-party sanctioned opinions.

I gather the mandate of the new office of Public Engagement is to transmit but not receive.

So much for engaging the public, discussing issues and being transparent!

Suck it up and move on.  Of course, the vexing question is who played Judas and sold out his/her co-conspirators. What other little vexatious little morsels of manipulation have yet to be leaked?

The Blackberry PINS are sure to be the tip of the iceberg.  Arrogance breeds contempt. False security leads to mistakes. Now that the media has bitten into the story, one can only imagine the cornucopia of the digital evidence that has been strewn behind. What other Easter Eggs will be left laying around for reporters and the opposition to indulge in?

I thought Premier Dunderdale’s display of ethics and Jedi mind tricks was interesting. When she declared that there was no story here it reminded me of the scene from Star Wars where Ben Kenobi tells the Imperials “these are not the droids you are looking for..move along”.

It might have worked for Danny, but this gang are just padawans!

It is not the end of the world, it is not like anyone committed fraud or anything! 

Might I suggest James Carville’s Buck up, suck up-- and come back when you foul up. If these guys could wax over Clinton’s ethical decisions, I am sure it can help. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lane is a good MHA for Mount Pearl. He should revel in the fact that he accomplished this ambition. I think he is getting ganged up on unfairly.