- July 06, 2013 - 10:33
It's funny...I vividly recall on many occasions, in the days following any Newfoundlander's appointment to the Senate, the overwhelming public reaction locally has always been a wink, wink, nudge, nudge, "he really got 'er made now, hey?". Even radio hosts made snide comments on the air, they were so confident it reflected exactly what their entire audience felt. The explicit, completely accepted, and even enviously celebrated attitude here has always been, on seeing a Newfoundlander get in on the lifetime government gravy train that is the Senate, that it was a great personal coup. Not for anything related to legislative influence or as a great addition to the governance of our country.....I can hear people chuckling already......but for them winning their own little lottery! It is pretty surreal to now read any of these complaints from the same people who, all of a sudden, fell that the Senate is so awful. It always has been....it's just you never cared.