Nassau, Bahamas — PLPs gathered themselves at the Wyndham last week and literally told the nation they refuse to Change! The re-election of party leader, Perry Gladstone Christie, confirmed the organization is ready to lose the next election, whenever it is called.
PLPs also confirmed, OVERWHELMINGLY by an 80% BLOWOUT, that they are prepared to give Christie a second chance. We believe this is a mistake, a BIG MISTAKE!
The Party’s decision reminded us of a woman who loves being abused by her lover. He could slap her to the floor, threaten to throw her out of the house, kick her in the bedroom, break her arm and knock out her teeth. Yet when a neighbour reports the matter to a supreme authority the wife says, “I fell down the stairs.”
Last week elections were déjà vu for the PLP. An absolute repeat of PLP history. Politicos would remember this was the same mistake the PLP made in 1997 when Sir Lynden was forced to stay on as party leader. Prior to the 2007 general elections, the electorate in 1992 had told the PLP Pindling days were done, but what did the PLP do? They dismissed the ‘Voice of God’ and returned Pindling back to the leadership of the Party at Convention.
One would think PLPs would learn from their own page in history and send galloping on a white horse into the sunset Christie who seems to be preoccupied with everything else except opposition business. But Christie says he has change. He said he’s new. He said he would do better, well, we shall see.
Noticeably absent from the PLP conclave last week was PLP backbench member, Malcolm Adderley, who also serves as Chairman of the Gaming Board and almost daily reports to Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Ingraham.
Christie should now exercise his new found strength in politics and begin to serve Malcolm his first warning shot. Christie in his last few weeks leading up to the Party elections could be heard threatening his opponents. Telling like a parent to a child what will happen too them if they challenge his leadership. Even his wife Bernadette Christie took to the big screens after a long hiatus in the political dealings of the PLP. We hope Christie would keep this up and if he doesn’t, BP will be here to remind him.
Christie says he has changed, and stated PLPs should expect to see a “New” Christie. His ad nauseam is nothing new. We believe he has become seasoned in the art of deception through ‘POLITRICKS’. We wondered if anyone sitting in the hall remembered Christie’s presentation to Convention in 1998 when he promised to create the ‘New PLP’. Well to be honest that “New PLP” is today worse than the old. And here they are again canning a ‘new’ beer in its Convention factory hoping to sell the same old concoction to the electorate, again. Hmmmmmmm!
From the ‘New’ PLP to now the ‘New’ Christie, Yeah Right! To put it blunt, BP has concluded old dogs cannot learn new tricks.