Nassau, Bahamas: On last week Charles ‘Pillsbury Doughboy’ Maynard, the Minister of State for Culture, was in the House of Assembly scolding some PLPs. We enjoyed the show. There he was looking like a junior Santa rolling with chuckles in his tight-fitted parliamentary suit, spinning in a dance as he threw darts at members opposite.
Most of the times when he laughs, we laugh. When he grins we grin. When he does a shuffle, we laugh, grin and shuffle, for when Charles speaks it’s like the circus has come to town early. But the ‘Pillsbury Doughboy’ had set us up, and we could not believe it. He decided to make an attack in the HOA on a popular blog in the country, (We went silent).
‘Pillsbury’ has decided to take a swipe at bloggers. We were puzzled. Why would he want to hit out at young and old people who have something to say and have embraced technology to express their views? We at Bahamas Press turned blue!
As he continued, he tabled in the HOA a paper suggesting where he believes a member got information that was shared in the Parliament. He cited that the information had come from a blog, and place on the table of the House. The website to which the information was attained was never mentioned. He simply said it came from a ‘POPULAR BLOG’. Since his tabling of the documents, no other blog has responded to him, but today we decided let him know what’s on our mind. We remind the Parliament’s ‘Pillsbury Doughboy’ that bloggers do have a say in this country!
Pillsbury should know that we know something about him that is just too nasty to discuss in the ambit of this public blog. It is too raw, nasty and just plainly unparliamentary to be discussed on a blog rated ‘G’. But here is what we will say, however.
Charles should remember as he served the shortest term as leader of a political party in the modern day history of this country. Back in 2005 when BJ Nottage returned back to his vomit, Charles was quick to announce that he was the leader of the CDR. There he was seen looking like a thinner Santa back then, telling the nation that his party is still focused and will remain a contender in the 2007 general election.
In a Nov. 22nd, 2005 edition of the Bahama Journal Charles said, “We believe the Bahamian people deserve an alternative and it is very important for us to stay active and it is very important to keep our doors open for all those who are interested in being a part of a new organization. An organization that is based on the vision of the membership rather than the vision of one person,” he said.
Under Charles’ leadership the party was a contender, yes, a contender for political graveyard. He led the CDR into the ground whilst he served as party leader. He nor BJ possessed the vision to see what the Bahamian people are looking for today. That being an alternative to the PLP and FNM! He was a FAILURE THEN, and like his contemporaries in that movement, they are all failures now!
We wonder if this same member of the Cabinet, who sits in the room of the mighty, believes the same today? Does he still see the leader of the FNM government as operating as the “vision of one person”? We wonder what is being said in his mind today about that same ‘NO EYE MONSTER’ we call MUGABE? Does the ‘NO EYE MONSTER’ support any ideas of promoting culture Charles? And why did you allow that ‘vision of one person’ to cancel Carifest for the second time slated for the Bahamas? Did you not remember telling the cultural artists of the country how the PLP left nothing in place for Carifesta 2008, and stated that it will be held in 2012? Charles, you never seems to have a voice artist in this country and we wonder why?
We can only guess Charles, that you’ve become a part of the dull pencils stacked in Ingraham huge ‘Gussiemae’ Cabinet. One who has hopped on the bus and is taking the ride to nowhere! Attack the PLP all you want Charles, but don’t start attacking a ‘popular blog’. Please, don’t go there!