Is there a cure for the Sore Losers Party?
“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?