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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: John Crosbie and the Last Crusade #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Every story told thus far about Ches Crosbie and the riding in Avalon has the unmistakeable odour of bullshit about it.

The latest twist, namely that Senator David Wells was scuttling a potential rival as The Biggest Conservative in Newfoundland and Labrador, is a bit more in the realm of plausible but it still doesn’t . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: John Crosbie and the Last Crusade #nlpoli #cdnpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Unfairity but sadly all too true #nlpoli

Last week, municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien denied having anything to do with having a couple of New Democratic Party politicians “uninvited” from a community breakfast organized by the Gander Chamber of Commerce at the annual Festival of Flight.

O’Brien told reporters:

I don’t hold any power over them as the MHA. I . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Unfairity but sadly all too true #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Bunker Door is Welded Shut #nlpoli

Kathy Dunderdale cannot quit as leader of the provincial Conservative Party,  says Fairity O’Brien in an interview with NTV.

He stresses it over and over.  The caucus is solidly behind her.

He stresses it so much – right down to telling you that he wants to stress the message in this interview – that where . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Bunker Door is Welded Shut #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Fairity O’Brien: Political Genius #nlpoli

On a day when the government’s pollster releases shitty news for his party, municipal affairs czar Fairity O’Brien decides it is a good idea to remind people of the miserable job his government did responding to Hurricane Igor.

Or as it is apparently known in some circles, Hurricane Ego.

For those who may not be . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Fairity O’Brien: Political Genius #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Up her nose, sideways #nlpoli

For some reason, Kathy Dunderdale wants to know who is criticising her pet project.

Now she doesn’t come flat out and say that, but you can tell someone got her goat pretty good during the public utilities board hearings into Muskrat Falls.

You can tell because Kathy said so in the House of Assembly on . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Up her nose, sideways #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: All’s Not Fairity in Love and War #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale should appoint municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien to handle intergovernmental affairs.

While Dunderdale is busily lobbing hand grenades at the federal government, Fairity is taking a very different attitude:

It’s fine enough for me to blame everything on municipalities, and it’s fine enough for you to blame everything on the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: All’s Not Fairity in Love and War #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Dunderdale-O’Brien Confusion #nlpoli

In a scrum on Wednesday, May 23, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said:

“What we are talking about, in fact, is a two hour window here.”

In the House of Assembly on Thursday, May 24, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said:

I have asked Minister MacKay for an explanation of the gap that occurred on January . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Dunderdale-O’Brien Confusion #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Fairity of Regurgitation #nlpoli

Municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien stood in the House of Assembly on Wednesday “to highlight the continued progress in implementing the Provincial Waste Management Strategy in our province.”

Wonderful stuff it could have been.

The only problem is Fairity really didn’t provide an update.

He told us what the original goals were.

He . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Fairity of Regurgitation #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Zen of Political Disasters: Becoming A Hole #nlpoli

As SRBP noted in an earlier post, the first step in getting yourself out of a hard political spot is to recognise that you are in a hole.

What often happens – as seen in the provincial Conservatives and the Burton Winters tragedy up to now – is that they cannot see that they are . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Zen of Political Disasters: Becoming A Hole #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Fairity Equation #nlpoli

It doesn’t matter if you are a Telegram editorial writer, a local blogger or even municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien on CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show (not online).  You can still get the details of O’Brien’s travel expenses  – things like purpose and amounts – just dead wrong.

So let’s just make sure we . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Fairity Equation #nlpoli