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

Friday, October 19, 2007

Time, time!

David Cochrane, on CBC Here and Now’s political panel last night, excuses the much-delayed opening of the House of Assembly in these terms:

The same thing happened in 2003. There’s just not enough time to get your new cabinet, get ‘em all up to speed, have a Throne Speech and a legislative agenda ready.
“The same thing” happened in 2003, David, because, as you may recall, the incumbent government was defeated.

In the interim, the fixed-election date – sorry, fixed election-date – bill was introduced into the House of Assembly on November 29, 2004, receiving Royal Assent less than three weeks later. Everyone, Danny Williams and David Cochrane included, knew when the 2007 election would be held, and knew it for the past three years.

Not enough time?

Oh, come on.

It’s hard at this point to say what’s more pathetic:

The sorry state of democratic institutions in Dannystan.

The sorry excuses that Our Dear Premier – scratch that, as per usual, as a potentially controversial piece of news he got one of Our Dear Ministers to announce and defend it – used to justify the delayed opening.

Or that there are journalists who are willing to swallow The Party line, hook, line, and sinker, over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.


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