Sunday, 16 June 2013

David Alward's Dilemma

June 15, 2013
Pyrrhus of Epirus was one of the greatest generals of the ancient world. As a Greek, he won many victories against the Romans, but finally concluded that "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined".
 So must Premier Alward be thinking today, after yesterday again scoring a signal victory over peaceful protestors, freeing the thumper trucks to continue their vile work. RCMP: 20, Protestors: 0. But today, the thumper trucks were pulled of the road for a 4 day cooling off period, and who can guess when day 5 will arrive?

Trouble is, Alward's shale gas policy has been a disastrous waste of money and integrity, the strategy to evade any meaningful debate on the topic and insinuate shale gas fracking on an unsuspecting population a dismal failure at all points. But Alward, as failing tyrants do, has pushed a stupid strategy way beyond limits of human endurance, and suddenly the entire world is looking at this wholesale abrogation of democratic standards of decency. Sorry David, you are just not as good at this game as your role model Harper.

Your government has no policy, no plan whatsoever to elevate New Brunswick from its dismal economic situation, the result of years of official refusal to face reality and effect any sort of positive change. No, the Irving lure is too much for our mediocre politicians, pre-eminent only in the race for the bottom among Canada’s most uninspired leaders.

Whither now David? You can perhaps follow Sean Graham into slow oblivion, or do New Brunswick a favour , resign, and salvage what remains of your dignity.

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