To see Finance Minister Charlene Johnson laughing (Telegram, Friday, March 28, page A1) to the point of almost busting a gut, you would swear she must have laid a Golden PC egg to get them through Easter.
She’s the new PC laughing bunny. She just keeps laughing and laughing and laughing. Surrounding her, while applauding with their flippers, were some of her weary, lackluster rank and file.
Above the picture was another picture of a pair of shoes, supposedly the minister’s, which took up the top four inches of the paper while the heels took up the bottom four inches of her shoes.
Is that the best Johnson can do, buy one pair of shoes to aid our economic woes? And that’s, of course, if she bought them herself.
The taxes on that pair of shoes alone should definitely get us over the hump for the foreseeable future.
Or were the shoes paid for by the Finance Department?
That will be another huge deficit to deal with. How will we ever get this money back?
We can always hit the people who smoke and drink.
Let’s hit the people who smoke, we’ll get the drinkers next time.
Laughing, mind you, laughing her head off, as if she had something to laugh about.
The least she could have done is cock her leg up on the desk so we could get a real look at the shoes.
Like my mother use to say to my sisters years ago, “Now, missy, hold that tongue, you got nothing to laugh about.”
Anyway, who was she laughing at? Or is it, at whom was she laughing?
The Oofficial Opposition? Maybe they’ll be the ones laughing some months down the road.
Or was she laughing at the other party, the lesser party, not the fifth party, not the fourth party, but the third party which is now a party of three and not a party of five?
We can all appreciate the pickle they got themselves into in the past few months but to openly laugh at them in the honourable chamber is downright uncalled for; the nerve of her to laugh at their poor fortune.
Maybe she was laughing at the people who voted blue in the past elections?
Maybe she believes they can paint the province blue once more?
Maybe she has lofty blue ambitions?
Whatever the case may be, let us all beware of PC foul-mouthed-ness like “trust me,” “we’re listening,” “we are giving the people what they want,” or — and I particularly like these ones — “people have told her that cuts won’t go over well,” “our constituents are telling us,” “what we are hearing from our membership.”
These are all laughable comments. Treat them as such — laughable. And no one better be laughing, because this is serious.
Remember, before the heavy hammer of Williams and Dunderdale, this same laughable group sat in caucus or around the table like frightened kittens in a shoe box, afraid to speak up or disagree with their almighty leaders; not even the softest of a simple mew was heard from any of them.
After Williams and Dunderdale, they laugh like children at a party who just inhaled some laughing gas and they want to share it with everyone.
Alleluia, “we have been set free, we want to reverse everything that was done,” “believe us, we are not the same party,” “we are now enlightened,” “we have seen the light at the end of the tunnel and we really want to give it to you.”
Oh no, not again.