Is there a cure for the Sore Losers Party?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

“no talks, no talks, no talks” about the state of the econ­omy and the role he had played in ren­der­ing the na­tion broke. What he chose to talk about was the Desert Star Hold­ings pro­ject that had re­mained se­cretly co­matose at his feet un­til the new prime min­is­ter brought it to life be­fore Saint Lu­cians at home and else­where via the In­ter­net. Alas the SLP leader still had noth­ing good or po­ten­tially good to say about the DSH pro­ject. In­stead he hurled in­sults at both the de­vel­oper and the man who had in­tro­duced him to the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A less punch-drunk SLP could have claimed the pro­ject of­fered a vi­sion of the new south shared by a tested and ex­pe­ri­enced in­vestor and the party’s new best brain Ernest Hi­laire, also present on the Vieux Fort plat­form. Sadly all that came from the leader and his bat­tered bri­gade was the same old, same old non­sense that had left him and his fol­low­ers bat­tered on the floor on June 6 of last year. That the SLP still con­sid­ered the elec­tion re­sult proof of Saint Lu­cian stu­pid­ity echoed in nearly ev­ery line de­liv­ered by the party leader - who clearly for­got that there were a few Saint Lu­cians still with faith in his rhetoric, al­beit a greatly di­min­ished num­ber grow­ing smaller by the hour.

As if to prove Vieux Fort was no mis­take, the SLP circus re­turned to the Cas­tries mar­ket steps last Sun­day to un­load more post-elec­tion bile, most of it still aimed at the new cham­pion. The strat­egy had failed mis­er­ably last June, after six or seven years of non­stop prac­tice, but still the un­rea­son­ably hope­ful SLP re­mains faith­ful to it - Ein­stein’s def­i­ni­tion of insanity.

Mean­while, the new prime min­is­ter seems to be push­ing full steam ahead in his quest to res­cue the na­tion from the mal­ad­min­is­tra­tion that had ren­dered the coun­try broke!

Does the new cap­tain Philip J. Pierre have what it will take to re-float the bat­tered old SLP bat­tle­ship—in­clud­ing on-board sabo­teurs?

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