Sunday, November 04, 2007

New lows

Honest to God, is the Liberal party run by idiots?

I'm not even referring to the federal Liberals, to which a case can easily be made. But if you need more proof that the people running the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador are morons, then this story ought to do the trick.

Aside from not vetting the guy to make sure he didn't have a shady past, they manage to provoke him into quitting days before the byelection so they have no candidate in the district. Granted, they probably had no chance of winning the seat. Given the massive discrepancy in the size of the governing party vs. the opposition parties, odds are the people of Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans were going to vote Conservative anyway.

But still. Come on. I mean, I know it was hard work to look more inept and idiotic than the party did in the recent provincial election, but there's no need to actively go out and try.

And yet, there you go. They managed just that.

I think the size of the opposition parties will ultimately be a bad thing for Newfoundland and Labrador. Governments that have that much power tend to abuse it, no matter how good their intentions. But really, given how bad the Liberals are right now, I can't blame anyone for not wanting to waste their vote on them.

Say what you want about Danny Williams, at least he's competent. I don't think the current batch of Liberals could find the word in a dictionary.

7 comments:

Shelley said...

Totally unrelated - though I agree with your sentiments in this posting - are you taking part in NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo this year? I know you are working on a novel and believe you did do NaNoWriMo last year and was curious about your plans for this year. Most often you do post everyday so NaBloPoMo might be an easier do. Again, just curious...

towniebastard said...

I'm not directly taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. One of my friend's asked me to, but realistically it makes no sense to start another book when I'm 2/3rds of the way through one right now. Which is too bad; I kind of had fun with it last year and I was thinking about trying to lure more people into posting on the blog I had set up for people to post on.

Instead, I think I'll use this month to finish the book. It's at 111,088 words right now. I've written probably about 5,000 words this month already. So getting it finished by the end of November is reasonable. If I can get that done, I consider this to be a successful NaNoWriMo. I got my 50k last year, but never finished the book, so that was a mixed victory.

WJM said...

Say what you want about Danny Williams, at least he's competent.

He is?

You may wish to revisit that assessmen periodically.

Mark said...

Oh WJM, you're so full of negativity. Be Proud. Strong. Determined. and admit that yes, speaking purely relative terms he is most certainly competent compared to some of our friends on the other side.

WJM said...

and admit that yes, speaking purely relative terms he is most certainly competent compared to some of our friends on the other side.

Doesn't that qualify as damning with faint praise?

towniebastard said...

I'm sure Williams will give me plenty of pause over the next several years to question his sanity and competency. His decision to not include Marshall in his cabinet is certainly a good enough start.

But damning with faint praise or not, Williams would have to suffer a frontal lobotomy to be as stupid as the Liberal Party of NL is right now.

Jason Hickman said...

Oh, but the farce isn't over yet...