Kamla Is A National Embarassment
|Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar|
“…………her inability to free herself from shady Minister of National Security, Mr. Jack Warner…………..”
Mahogany Coconut, 10/25/12: Trinidad and Tobago a Political Tragedy.
When we listed Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar failures, we were not exposing them in glee but were focused on the well being of Trinidad and Tobago. The egg that is now on the face of the Prime Minister is not any gleeful victory for us but a sad spectacle of a leader, fully engaged in the politics of cannibalism. Having eaten everybody, cannibals eventually eat each other; it is the law of the rapidly growing Caribbean political jungle.
Mr. Jack Warner has been literally cast out of the United National Congress and the upcoming by-election, is nothing more than power grabbing exposed for the world to witness. It is of no real value to improving good governance. Money will flow, and the poor voters will perhaps enjoy an early Christmas but the Mighty Sparrow once said: We like it so.
Even if the UNC retains the seat, it would have been achieved by brutal blood letting. Should Mr. Warner be victorious, it would be seen as a mammoth endorsement of corruption and would make Trinidad and Tobago the laughing stock of the region. Mr. Warner’s ego would achieve universal growth and he would consider himself the real iron man in the country. As sad as it sounds, such a scenario is very possible. As for the PNM, success in this by-election would be a major shock and it could mean some improvement in Dr.Keith Rowley’s political fortunes.
We have been very reluctant to totally declare Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar a complete political failure but her current actions demonstrate she is no longer acceptable as a leader of Trinidad and Tobago. She is now joining those who long ago declared that Mr. Warner was not fit for public office. It shows that she is representative of the growing breed of Caribbean politicians, who believe that they can treat their citizens with nothing but contempt. It proves the old saying that: You cannot be in the bed with the dog and escape the fleas. It also is a very real reminder that power, political crassness and naked opportunism have no gender bias. We urge Caribbean women, who desire to make a political contribution, to avoid using her as a role model.
Auntie Kamla is swimming in the same political cesspool as Uncle Jack and it is now obvious that they carry the same stench. She is a national embarrassment. He is a national disgrace.