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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Skin stew

Not so very long ago, Dear Premier would boast about his dermatological health, telling the Telegram's Craig Jackson in 2006:
Before I got into politics I had a really thin skin and I was reactive and I realized pretty quickly that the only way you can survive on this, is to have a thicker skin.

And CP in 2003:

People were concerned that I had a thin skin and that I was going to explode as a result of that.

In 2009, a certain someone sent Him an email that He didn't take too kindly to. Last week, we learned that said email was raised at a cabinet meeting, for some bizarre reason that has not yet been given. Indeed, in the words of chief hatchet-wielder Kevin O'Brien, Dear Premier has been "stewing" — hatchet-man's word — about said email for nearly twenty months.

And how hot is the stew?

Really hot, as we learned this weekend via Russell the Traitor:

The premier or members of his staff have mentioned Westcott’s inquiry about the premier’s mental health in my presence on at least three different occasions. In fact, it has been used every time Westcott’s name has been mentioned.

Until Westcott became a more public figure, the email wasn’t exactly a news story. But it has been used to discredit Westcott, and probably the two small newspapers he’s been running, for a good long time.

So it's a good thing that Dear Premier grew that thick hide of His after He entered politics.

Just imagine the fireworks show we'd all have been treated to if he hadn't.

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8 Comments:

At 10:42 AM, October 31, 2010 , Blogger Ursula said...

"Hannibal Lecter: All good things to those who wait.~The Silence of the Lambs 1991

 
At 5:49 PM, November 01, 2010 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

So it has nothing to do with the comments...just the matter of the Premiers derma thickness??

Okay then. It is interesting to note that you have squirmed on a few comment sites talking about the privacy Act, the fear of Gov't now that Westcott has been hired...and now the thickness of the Prem's skin....but still no comment on whether the comment (and the comment today from Ms. Pardy-Ghent) is acceptable?

You seem to concentrate on everything else except the content of the message....how convenient and sad. How blindingly partisan of you!!

 
At 6:38 PM, November 01, 2010 , Blogger WJM said...

just the matter of the Premiers derma thickness??

That's the object lesson I draw from the episode, yip.

It is interesting to note that you have squirmed

"Squirmed"?

on a few comment sites talking about the privacy Act, the fear of Gov't now that Westcott has been hired...and now the thickness of the Prem's skin....but still no comment on whether the comment (and the comment today from Ms. Pardy-Ghent) is acceptable?

Yip!

If they were that unacceptable, why did the communications geniuses on the Eighth Floor draw so much attention to them?

If you don't want people using the words "Williams", "syphilis", "Danny", and "penis" in close proximity to one another, there are more effective ways of going about that. Like, say, not releasing or publicizing hitherto private or under-noticed written communications in which those words were used in the same sentences.

 
At 7:25 AM, November 02, 2010 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

So the fact that the email shouldn't have been released... trumps the content of the email?

Right on! I hope that kind of thought process works for you as you continue to fight the bad guys

 
At 10:50 AM, November 02, 2010 , Blogger WJM said...

Let's see: DanGov breaks the Privacy Act and engages in the kind of intimidation tactics you'd see in a totalitarian tinpot regime, vs. email sent in haste 20 months before the guy got a new job, and now repented at leisure.

Yeah, "trump" is about the right word.

 
At 2:06 PM, November 02, 2010 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

After you finish your verbal gymnastic dismount...would you like to answer whether you agree or not, with the contents of the two emails. Are these acceptable comments for those under the employ of gov't or under the direction of Line Department's?

Do they require an apology or dismissal?

 
At 2:11 PM, November 02, 2010 , Blogger WJM said...

Are these acceptable comments for those under the employ of gov't or under the direction of Line Department's?

Nope, at least not in their official capacity.

Do you have a recent case of a person under the employ of government making such comments while so employed?

 
At 2:08 PM, November 03, 2010 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

And of course, Murph's relentless pursuit of the Tory TPs is merely coincidental.

 

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