Premier Brown never ceases to amaze me. Over the last couple of days all of my family members have received very pleasant greetings cards, which we may well have paid to recieve. Donning a photo of the Premier and his wife along with best wishes for the holidays and the new year, such cards would be a very nice touch if I didn’t suspect that we’re actually the ones paying for it. The thing that hints such is likely the case? The return address is that of “THE PREMIER” (yes, specifically in all caps), followed up by the address of the cabinet building. Is this a likely indication that government dollars were spent on this little boondoggle?
Now, in a time when we’re being hit by a recession I really have a hard time accepting that the money spent to send out greeting cards to all of Bermuda’s electorate is justified. A recession just isn’t a good time for such frivolous spending even if such cards donned a photo of all of our parliamentary representatives, which they don’t. So, you can understand my contempt at the sheer audacity of our Premier if he spent our money to send out greeting cards to all of the electorate with his photo on it.
Perhaps I am missing something as I certainly do not recall previous Premier’s having a tradition of sending out similar cards which is entirely possible. If so, my apologies, but really, in a time where a recession is hitting the island, one should certainly be wondering where priorities lie regarding spending of taxpayer dollars.
The sheer irony of the potential for our Premier to have gotten me to foot the bill for him to send me a greetings card is ludicrous beyond belief if true. For the Premier’s sake I certainly hope he footed the cost of this out of his own pocket as otherwise this does nothing but a disservice to his reputation as someone who cares more about our island than himself.
One can only hope Uncle Elvis is working on a hell of a cartoon for this one as he’s certainly the one to bring a laugh to this really sad situation.