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

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The persistence of memory

Himself, reached by phone, tells VOCM news:
He showed a real deep concern for the issues that were important. I mean, when we were going through the period of talking about being masters of our own destiny and being self-reliant here, Jack got it. Jack understood it. He understood how important our resources were, and, y'know, particularly, y'know, our natural resources obviously, whether they were in the mining or the petroleum side, or the fishery. And on the major issues of importance in the fishery, y'know, Jack was always quick to step up and endorse the requests that we made of him from a federal perspective.
Pop quiz: what did Danny Williams-Government ever request of the federal government "on the major issues of importance in the fishery, y'know"?

12 Comments:

At 7:43 AM, August 29, 2011 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

Of course, it is isn't really memory: it's fiction, illusion.

I was struck by the notion that Williams, a private citizen felt the need to issue a media statement on his views of Layton.

Were the media clamouring for his comment? If so, why?

Will he be commenting on a great many things like this just because people ask questions or will he invoke his "private citizen" status for things that don't promise a national audience?

The ex-politician as celebrity. What an interesting concept.

 
At 1:23 PM, August 29, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

why would anyone be concerned with what a private citizen has to say. Roger grimes has been qoted and prodded many times since he left. Why all the concern and frankly who cares? The fact that you and Ed seemed "struck" by this is what has many people clammoring and wondering why all the concern!!

 
At 4:26 PM, August 29, 2011 , Blogger Peter said...

Wm.
This is a Liberal-oriented blog, run by someone with a personal beef against Williams. At least he isnt in denial about it, unlike certain Liberal spinmasters we know. (Hi, Ed!)

 
At 8:29 PM, August 29, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

Why is it always "personal" with Tories and their apologists?

I didn't have a "personal beef" with a feller I met exactly once, ever. I had a political one — and not a partisan one, either.

 
At 9:06 AM, August 30, 2011 , Blogger Peter said...

Personal is perhaps the wrong choice of words. But the whole Metis thing is what really set you off, no?

 
At 12:06 PM, August 30, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

No, actually, and where the devil did you get that idea in the first place?

 
At 1:37 PM, August 30, 2011 , Blogger Peter said...

You seemed pretty bent about it at one point years ago. Other than that, probably just scurrilous rumours and gossip.

 
At 10:34 AM, August 31, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

I didn't have a "personal beef" with a feller I met exactly once, ever. I had a political one

I guess the opperative word is "had"
If Williams is no longer political, why the continued interest in what he does or says?

One can only assume that you have a big hate on for hockey or you wold prefer to talk about all things not liberal

 
At 2:23 AM, September 01, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

Yes, Peter, "probably". You might wish to re-evaluate how much faith you put in such sources.

 
At 2:26 AM, September 01, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

Well, Murph, because his decisions, while in office, still continue to reverberate, and because he does still periodically inject himself into public discourse.

Even as a former active political actor, Danny Williams and his legacy are still fair game for comment, question, and critique; I'm almost certain of that. Mr. Williams himself never shirked from criticising the decisions of his long-departed predecessors.

Is there some limitations period I'm not aware of?

 
At 11:20 AM, September 02, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

I thought this post was about Danny commenting on Layton? I'm not quite sure how such a comment can be construed as a something that "reverberates"

Concerning a limitation period, I guess you will have to judge for your self....a good judge is when you sense that people's eyes are glazing over when you keep referencing Williams

 
At 12:24 PM, September 02, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

I thought this post was about Danny commenting on Layton?

In Danny's comments about Layton, he claimed that he had "requested" things related to the fishery.

Danny might remember that having happened, but no one else does.

He's out there trying to spin his own past and write his own history. So, yes, "reverberates".

And I can only hope for the day that people's eyes start glazing over, in a good way, about that incompetent boob.

 

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