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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Arse Foremost #nlpoli

Politicians help out with each other’s election campaigns all the time.

There’s nothing unusual for a municipal politician to work on a provincial or federal campaign or for a federal politician to help a provincial colleague.  Sometimes  the one politician will work as the campaign manager for another.

Usually,  the politicians don;t broadcast the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Arse Foremost #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Brain Farts #nlpoli

Some people have a hard time with the idea that a great many political decisions are not the product of deep thinking, extensive research, and agonizing debate.

They come from brain farts.

You can hear that pretty clearly in the most recent episode of On Point. The political panel talked about a couple of cock-ups . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Brain Farts #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Never heard anyone say that before #nlpoli

“This may be our last shot at it,” said captain of industry Paul Antle this week as he set off to find other captains of industry to help him save the province. .

Gotta get off the oil, see. The Tories have frigged everything up..

Not so very long ago another rich guy-turned-politician . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Never heard anyone say that before #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Antle changes dynamics of Liberal leadership race #nlpoli

Last November, it was easy to dismiss Paul Antle as another potential Liberal leadership candidate who lots of people talked about but who sounded more like he had better things to do.

Two things in July changed that.

First, Antle raced around at the last minute and joined the leadership race.

Second, and more importantly, . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Antle changes dynamics of Liberal leadership race #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Great Political Quotes: Tax Shelter edition #nlpoli

“We lost, but that passion for fighting the injustice of a retroactive law change — that passion I will bring to the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador…”

Liberal leadership hopeful Paul Antle

CBC reported on Friday that a “Federal Court of Appeal judge ruled . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Great Political Quotes: Tax Shelter edition #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: He’s not that into you, either #nlpoli

Some reporter decided to ask Paul Antle if he was interested in the Liberal leadership now that Dean MacDonald has decided he had better things to do that try and become Premier of the province. Sure, says Paul. Love to. But gee, the timing on this wh… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: He’s not that into you, either #nlpoli