What he would do
Mr. Speaker, if I were in the Premier’s seat, I would take responsibility.
The Ministry of Truth reports this afternoon as follows:
Dunderdale Blames Jones for Mill ControversyThis follows the remarkable line of logic concerning the air ambulance decision, a controversy which raged for much of the spring, as argued by His Awesomeness on May 4th:
Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale says any controversies about the failure of discussions on a new operator for the former Abitibi mill in Grand Falls-Windsor can be laid at the feet of the Opposition Leader Yvonne Jones. Motion Invest, a specialist private equity investment company has announced it is withdrawing its interest in the facility. The company specializes in the takeover and re-organization of unprofitable, distressed or bankrupt industrial enterprises. Dunderdale says from the start, the province maintained a cautious approach. On VOCM Open Line with Randy Simms, Dunderdale, who is also the Natural Resources Minister, says while government was working with the company with due diligence, the Opposition began questioning government to find out if they had received anything from the company. Dunderdale says she had to answer truthfully that they had, but at that point could give no details of any proposal. The Minister says Opposition Leader Jones criticized government based on information obtained from the internet, stirring up the furor of the past week. Dunderdale says the conclusions made about the viability of the deal were based on a lack of information.
The decision has been made. The decision is final. The decision stands. That air ambulance has to move, thanks to the Leader of the Opposition who raised this in the first place and brought it up and wanted to have this air ambulance moved to Labrador.And again on the 11th:
This issue was raised by the Leader of the Opposition. She brought a petition to this House. She asked that this particular service be moved to Labrador. We then conducted a study. I would have to say, quite honestly, that until that study was conducted I did not know where the chips would fall. I had no idea where the preference would be. We now find that St. John’s is number one, Happy Valley-Goose Bay is number two, and if, in fact, there was ever a third air ambulance it would be in Deer Lake. So, St. Anthony has been completely eliminated from the picture as a result of the actions of the hon. member opposite.You know what else is not acceptable?
While that was happening and while that petition was being brought before this House and while that study was being done, the Member for The Straits & White Bay North, at no time met with the minister or asked for a meeting with any of us.
So, you are the author of your own misfortune. You asked for a solution, we gave it to you and now you are blaming us for it. That is not acceptable.
Not taking the responsibility as Premier that you said you would and, like any pathetic coward, blaming someone else for your own personal and public failings.
But hey, if you're still looking for some blame to shift, if it makes you so very happy, here are some other things, which Yvonne Jones had nothing to do with, for which you can blame her anyway:
The Gulf oil spill
The past fifteen years of writing on The Simpsons
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