Former Premier Bernard Lord has posted a thank you note to New Brunswickers on the PC web site. Check out this segment:
Two weeks ago, the people of New Brunswick chose a new government. While our party and our platform received more votes and support than any other, these votes translated into fewer seats.
As you know, I am a firm believer in democracy.
He goes on to repeat all the same crap about record this, record that, best this, best that as if he had been re-elected.
Am I missing something here?
The only reason to say this is to make some insinuation that the new government is somehow not legitimate.
I don’t want to kick someone when they are down but I think a little contrition would be in order.
That stuffy arrogance that was pervasive during his reign continues to the end and beyond. I think that’s his Achilles Heal. Even politicians need to be able to admit defeat and admit they did things wrong and learn from their mistakes.
As for the winning popular vote thing, if Lord could have ever made a single decision within a millenium, he may have accepted the recommendations of his committee and moved towards a PR model. Then he may have won after all.