EDITOR, The Tribune.
It is easy to be the smartest person in the room when the right questions are not being asked, and if I were a lawyer representing a client it would be in the interest of my client/clients to get the questions right.
There have been several proceedings over the past two years where the Government’s lawyers have not been asking the correct questions and those who have been taken before the courts have become so emboldened that they are seeking to file suit against the Government for “damages”.
How did it get this far? How did those who were elected by the governed get to such a place that they have adopted the attitude that they can do as they please, so that the Public Treasury begins to look like a slush fund for the “privileged” among us. It has gotten so because the right questions are not being asked. Not by the lawyers, not by the pundits or even the Talk Show hosts who claim to be so zealous about what they are doing.
I had called in to pose a question to one of our most celebrated personalities in that arena, he took my question, hung up on me and then pretended that he was still talking to me for the next couple of minutes.
His response gave me a better understanding about why the questions are not being asked or answered...personalities in this country all seem to eat from the same table and they are not given to talking about politicians and money in the same sentence or paragraph.
If the politicians who find themselves in the spotlight go ahead with their plans to “sue”, the government, I would like to see the question answered that the Talk Show refused to answer.
I am not concerned about what happened to the money or who got the money, I want to know, if there is money that came from the Public Treasury, has it been accounted for, and did the people get value for these “disbursements”?
I don’t think that this is a hard question since we know from the public record that persons authorised money and money was received.
Perhaps we are headed for another performance where all of the players will just do enough to make a good show and collect their fees and keep their lifestyles intact.
March 28, 2020