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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The truth behind the key message #nlpoli

Paul Lane, left (not exactly as illustrated),  says both the Liberals and Conservatives trained him to deliver scripted messages.  People are tired of that, Lane says.  “I believe people want the straight goods.”Straight goods. The truth… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The truth behind the key message #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Red Flags #nlpoli

If you want to understand the depth of Dwight Ball’s political problem,  understand that as of Victoria Day,  Paul Lane – never the sharpest of political knives in any drawer – has gotten the better of the Premier politically for the second t… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Red Flags #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A different kind of P3

Paul Lane won Mount Pearl-Southlands in 2015 by a mere 241 votes.In 2011, he won a seat in the House of Assembly by 700 votes.Anyone who tells you Paul Lane is a popular politician hasn’t looked at the facts.Lane isn’t a popular politician at all. A po… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A different kind of P3

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Did you hear the one about the Lane and the Ball? #nlpoli

Paul Lane has taken Dwight Ball’s measure.How Ball and the Liberals respond to Lane’s challenge will determine the fate of the administration.You can tell by the way Lane threw down the challenge to Ball’s leadership on Wednesday.  He voted with t… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Did you hear the one about the Lane and the Ball? #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

You can tell the election is already going on.  You can tell because of what some of the political workers are doing.

The Liberals are going door-to-door.  They are meeting voters.  They are asking for their votes.  Then the campaign workers write on Twitter and Facebook.about the “glorious day” of campaigning  they’d had.

Politicians . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Minister Lane #nlpoli

In all the political chatter on Monday,  no idea got a stronger negative reaction than the one from your humble e-scribbler that Paul Lane had secured himself a plum appointment in a future Liberal government, including a seat in cabinet.

For some reason, the idea of Minister Paul Lane just infuriated people.

Some said it . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Minister Lane #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Paul Lane: 2, Dwight Ball: 0 #nlpoli

Paul Lane scored big on Monday.

First, he secured his nomination and his seat in the next provincial election by running as a Liberal.  As long as the party continues on its current track, Lane will win easy re-election not on his own merits but – as in 2011 – on the coat-tails of the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Paul Lane: 2, Dwight Ball: 0 #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Some Free Advice for Paul Lane #nlpoli

Paul Lane.

Paulie.

Pepsi-man.

Snook-ums.

You are embarrassed.

Someone ratted you out and made you look like bad.

You hid out for four days.

Not the smartest strategy ever, but hey.

You got pissy with people on Twitter and your performance on Here and Now was…well…vintage Paul Lane.Just remember:

Politicians have survived far worse scandals . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Some Free Advice for Paul Lane #nlpoli