Sycophant of the Month: April 2009
Total number of ProvGov press releases issued in April: 169 (-2 from March)
Total number with the phrase "Williams Government": 18 (+2 from March.)
Sycophancy index: 10.7% (+1.3% from March)
Trevor Taylor, in his newish role as Minister of Announcing How Awesome Danny Williams-Government Is In Doling Out Highways Money That Would Have Been Spent Anyway, scored three in a row to open the month. And after that, the rest might as well have stayed home.
But they didn’t.
Paul Oram tips it in on the 7th, followed by two more from Trev. Susan Sullivan puts one up. Trev responds with another two.
Shawn Skinner? Trevor answers him, four times. He's like a machine. (No, Pam, not that kind of machine.)
Dr. Darin King? Meet Trevor Taylor.
John Hickey, with unparliamentary language, and Susan Sullivan close out the month, but it’s academic at this point. Trevor Taylor notches twelve for the month, fully half his career-to-date total. Susan Sullivan has a pair, Oram, Skinner, Hickey, and Dr. King, one each.
So the title reverts back to its formerly rightful owner, the Minister Whoever Happens to Be Minister of Highways Happiness in the second quarter of the calendar year. Your Sycophant of the Month for March: Trevor Taylor. Congratulations on your first-time win, Minister!