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

Monday, February 25, 2008

Nothing further from "nothing further from the truth"

Week Two of Operation Happy Money begins with a search-and-happify mission into Humber Valley District.

Humber Valley, students of ancient political history will remember, had the temerity to vote Liberal of all things in last winter's b-election, even in the face of cabinet ministers and barely-elected PC MHAs offering up not-so-subtle hints that it wouldn't be good for their health to do so.

Purely by coincidence, the amount of funding under the Provincial Roads Improvement Program announced for Humber Valley last spring — scant weeks after the Humber Valley by-election — suddenly dropped to less than half of the amount it typically got while Kathy Goudie warmed the seat on Danny's behalf.

But the good people of Humber Valley had the chance to redeem themselves, and took it, voting correctly in the general election last November, just like their comrade-citizens on the Isles of Notre Dame. And just like in that perfected district, the amount of PRIP funding available to Humber Valley has whipsawed back upwards.

All entirely coincidental, of course.

Danny Smallwood is nothing like Joey Williams, and would never, ever, ever, use the public purse to punish or reward electoral districts for the way they vote.

Nothing could be further from the truth.


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