"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Danny Smallwood

From bondpapers:
The Churchill Falls deal was unanimously endorsed by the legislature at the time. That's the deal, you will recall, which brought a tremendous immediate benefit from construction jobs but which was built - ultimately - around the idea of deferred revenues. It was only later that the people of Newfoundland and Labrador heard about the details of the deal and just how long the benefits were to be deferred.
For the benefit of the historically-minded, but especially for the benefit of the much larger class of people who forget their history, thereby dooming themselves to repeat it, here is a handy-dandy chart of past provincial election results.

"Williams must stay the course," writes Danny shill Marian Walsh of CBS.

"I strongly believe we should stand with our premier and further empower him...", writes another, Dr. P.K. Ganguly.

It would be a worthwhile exercise for someone with access to a full back-file of The Telegram, to go back through the 1950s and 1960s, and scour the letters pages for fawning missives pledging fealty and love to an earlier iteration of Glorious Leader.

It would also be an easy one — especially during Smallwood's final legislature, the one elected in 1966, the one in which he reduced the opposition to three seats.


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