To the Editor,
Is the good ship SS Leaderless riding the crest of the Blue Wave? Or is it sailing into disaster on the rocks of election rumour?
The latter appears to be the most likely outcome. Sadly the captain and crew seem completely incapable of steering to safer waters. Many of the crew are already donning life jackets and jumping ship. Blake Doyle, the party president, jumped a few days ago, The only real hope to lead the party to a victory in the next election was Olive Crane, but she was forced to walk the plank (the ship has lots of planks). When that happened Hal Perry saw red! He was so angry he joined the enemy (the Liberals).
In the turbulent waters of politics the PCs have struggled to right the ship with some really bad ideas.
They first talked of bringing back Horace Carver to take the helm. Maybe he was smart enough to turn them down. More recently they have come up with the most unlikely candidate to right the ship. Kevin MacAdam, he is young, handsome and a master of patronage. This is the guy who was appointed by Peter MaKay to ACOA with a salary of $118,000 per year.
If the PCs think MacAdam is the answer they had better batten down the hatches and shut the watertight doors, the rocks are near. It pains me to say it, but even Robert Ghiz is smart enough to see the rocks ahead.
It is his opportunity to re-launch the Liberal ship into another four years of clear sailing through deficit seas.
The Blue Wave is about to wash away the hopes and dreams of a new government for Islanders in the next election. It seems almost inevitable we will see a Sea of Red while the Blue Wave crashes onto the shore, washing away the fading colours of Blue, Green and Orange.
If there is to be even a blue ripple of hope for the PC party they need to find a new smart young leader and stop wasting time looking to has-beens.
F. Ben Rodgers