One of these days the PNM’s rank and file will rise up against the Quixotic leadership of Dr Keith Rowley. With no Julian Pena around and Ysenia Gonzalez unable to foresee her own predicaments, only Father Time could identify the precise moment…but my arthritic joints warn me it’s around the bend.
In the three years since taking over from Patrick Manning, Dr Rowley has led his followers on a wholly unproductive, wild goose chase, horsing around with hyperboles, lies, half-truths and innuendos, such as: things were better under PNM; the Partnership wouldn’t last six months; Kamla hates non-Indians; Calcutta ship is coming; Landate never happened; Machel Montano is a nonentity; Kamla mustn’t choose her Personal Assistant; Milshirv is alright; the AG lost to BAE; PNM never voted for Section 34; Parliament doesn’t have the power to repeal laws; a no-confidence motion every six months will keep a government on its toes; soldiers are merciless killers; ruthless criminals don’t belong in jail; foreigners mustn’t spearhead the Police Service; local police can’t be trusted so bring in foreign investigators; money falls from the skies; only PNM members must get government jobs and contracts; image consultants could change a leopard’s spots; the education system used to be in excellent shape; traffic jams are of recent vintage; POS never flooded before; Los Attajos, Roussilac and Malgretoute are foreign countries; HCU was Hindu so it could reincarnate by itself; CL Financial needed a $30 billion injection to catch itself; it wasn’t a bad deal to throw away $500m to find out if a Rapid Rail was a good deal; fake email accounts are real; and, petitions don’t require signatures.
Rowley and his PNM colleagues must really think the majority of citizens are fools.
The People’s Partnership needs to ignore them and keep focused on the long term.
Princess Orie-Collis (Mrs)