Did you think Kamla's Full Dotish mode went away? Did the appointment of Tony Carmona in the face of the 12-Zero SmackDown make you think that Kamla had decided to wake up and smell the coffee as opposed to sipping the Grey Goose?
We're not even a good month away from the THA Annihilation and already the government is back to its old tricks. But let me commend HRH for giving me a Kamla-free Carnival. Whereas from 2011-12 you couldn't attend an event without tripping over the lady or her entourage, this year the Kamla Posse was as scarce as Traditional Mas in Tribe.
The one finals event the Rani showed up to was the stickfighting finals in Debe....indeed, public appearances for this government seem constricted to Debe since the Hunger strike of last year. Neither Kamla nor her Small Goal Crew seem capable of holding meetings or rallies north of...ummm....hmm....well...Barrackpore, anymore. Even Rienzi Complex and Mid-Centre Mall Carpark, once sanctuaries for the Rani, have become tainted grounds.
HD no longer has her as a special surprise act at his Machel Monday show. She no longer chasing him from fete after fete after fete to hand over checks. She isn't performing as Queen of the Band in the People's Band. Not even onstage at the Dimanche Gras with half the Cabinet behind her to yet again hand out checks while chipping. It's almost as if the Most Carnival of All Cabinets forget it had Mas to play this year?
Or maybe the cutass on January 21st woke them up enough. I noticed the annual I Beat Bas January 24th celebrations (which technically should be January 25th, because that's when the elections were held) didn't happen this year. In fact, not a peep was heard about it. And I am now waiting patiently to see whether the annual victory rally at Mid-Centre starring Aloes and HD will come off.
There is no denying that the nation heaved a sigh of relief in the aftermath of the Carmona appointment. From all accounts, Carmona is a suitable candidate. However, this is the judge that ruled to set Panday free from jail time on grounds of health, and a week later Bas was on platforms speaking. It is also rumoured that he and the PM are friends from way back. Both lawyers from south Trinidad etc etc. Nothing wrong with being friends, nothing wrong with being a lawyer, nothing wrong with being from south....but this is Trinidad and this is Kamla and the UNC. So, for now I will reserve judgement on Carmona. The shoe bound to drop. If Carmona is as he appears, then it will only be a plus for the nation because God knows Max Richards was the biggest let-down as a President....ever!
But just as we began to think that the 12-Sero Smackdown had finally put some sense into the PM and her Small Goal Posse's head up comes the Highway Review Report....and before Emmanuel George respected the arrangement and hush he mouth until NIDCO and the JCC sign off on the report, up jumps the boogie being done by Emmanuel as he misleads the public...oh hell, lemme say it plain....as he lies to the public about the contents of the report.
What baffles is this....What exactly did Emmanuel think he would achieve? Didn't he realise the truth about the report would be revealed? That Kublalsingh would respond? That the report would leak? That we would find out?
What on earth has he really achieved by lying about the report?
Why is Full Dotish such an easy default position for this Government?
And if Emmanuel George aint have it hard enough I see Captain Flying Squad in hot waters this morning with a Guardian story that linking his Ministry firmly to the Flying Squad.
What angers me as a citizen is all the people involved who only now coming forward with information because money not spending. So all of a sudden we have people who ready to do the right thing for Trinidad and Tobago and not help to impose a Police State on us.....after Jack aint pay them. That is Patriotism in yuh gaaar!
So between the Hafizool CV, the Flying Squad and the Misinterpreted Report....how many missteps we up to in 33 months?
Hold on tight folks, we back in Full Dotish mode and it's going to be a Bumpy Ride!