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

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sycophant of the Month: October 2008

Total number of ProvGov press releases issued in October: 174 (-1 from September)

Total number with the phrase "Williams Government": 6 (-2 from September.)

Sycophancy index: 3.4% (-1.2% from September)

It was another fairly quiet month from a sycophancy perspective, with just six points scored all month.

From the start-of-the-month perspective, it was promising, with Tom Marshall putting one in on the first day. But then, from a things-slowing-down perspective, it was over a week before the second goal, courtesy Ross Wiseman. It looked like a things-picking-up perspective when Joan Burke nailed one the following day, but it would then be almost two weeks, from a quiet perspective, before she would get the next one in, her second for the month. From a false-hope perspective, Dianne Whalen knocked in another the next day, but the month ended up on an out-with-a-whimper perspective, as the only other score was Dave Denine’s on October 27th.

It’s a good thing, from a scorekeeping perspective, that Burke got that second, because every point this month was scored unassisted, with nothing to fall back on as a tie-breaker. So, from a back-to-back victory perspective, resuming the dominance she displayed from a September 2007 to April 2008 inclusive perspective, your October sycophant of the month is again Joan Burke. Congratulations!



At 1:03 PM, November 01, 2008 , Blogger Charles Cheeseman said...

Burke has shown promise since coming up from the minors, and really persevered this year with the hip injury and all. She could be nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. Would have been nice to see her get a hat-rick though. Also, watch out for young Denine, he's past his rookie year and is shooting harder than ever from the blue line.


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