The former Premier and party leader has become engaged in the Conservative Party Leadership and the current bi-election in Virginia Waters.
It is hard to catch a commercial break on the city's radio stations without hearing WIlliam's voice advocating for PC Candidate Danny Breen.
No matter what he said about former Premier's and politicians interloping on current public affairs while he was the sitting #1, there is no reason that he can not be engaged in the political game. When has William ever been bound by a past position or even legislation.
It is well known that he and the Breen's are closely connected socially and on some business affairs. It would seem strange to me if Danny did not lend a hand.
Of course, Williams has eclipsed Danny Breen's candidacy and turned this by-election into a referendum on the Conservative record. Breen knew going in that if this by-election were to be a mini-referendum on the Dunderdale years he was as done as the Christmas Turkey. He needed a Hail Marry pass - and he has one.
The Conservatives are attempting to change the channel. It is the smart political thing to do, the question now is will the voters select Danny Williams' man for the job of MHA?
Much has changed since Danny retired. People have had a chance to size-up his legacy, his hand picked successor took his party from top form to bust, he has been involved with several controversial business developments that are very much dependent on government regulations and public funds.
Will the people of Virginia Waters look past the politics of demagogue personalities and examine the Conservative record. Will they question what is stated by the former premier and look at the last minute conversion of the Dunderdale Conservative Party from arrogant & unaccountable to a little less arrogant with promises of change?
Will they consider the unbalanced influence of an outsider, who is not at all accountable to the public on government policy and expenditures. Will they consider how important it is to Danny Williams, the businessman, to keep his friends in power?
These are very heavy questions that have to be discussed. I have never hesitated to praise Caesar or question him. Talking truth to power, Liberal, Tory or NDP, has never exactly enamored me with those who prefer the voters to be spellbound by parlor tricks and manipulation.
Too much power concentrated in the hands of one man is a slippery slope.
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