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

Saturday, December 05, 2009


This Political Service Announcement appeared in the Telegram and Western Star this morning.

Why on earth is the Minister's name and mug, and multiple references to how much money Our Dear Government is spending, required in a campaign ostensibly aimed at giving out highways information numbers and reminding the public to drive with road conditions in mind?


At 8:23 AM, December 06, 2009 , Blogger Edward G. Hollett said...

This was a huge political issue 20 years ago. Ministers used public money for self-promotion just like this. But it got worse. They used to buy ads in their consituency saying "Tom Jones is happy to support Ming's Bight's Blueberry festival" or that sort of thing.

Then during the scandal period (1996 to 2006) - note those dates closely by the way - not only did the politicals like the one above returned but EVRYONE got to had out cash in the district.

Now we seem to have a hybrid system, where MHAs can advertise, sort of, but ministers get the political perks like this one.


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