According to Mikey Mike of The Province, our fine Premier has said that the still to be birthed deal with Petronas is done like dinner.
Or the dusting.
Or the finest of the fine dust of the angels.
Or some such thing:
...“We have signed the agreement,” Clark said. “It is set. It is done and dusted.”...
Which sure does sound good and emphatically done.
But then Mikey Mike, catching up with the idiots blogging in their PJ's, noted what Big Rich had to say before he donned his Darth Vader mask for the day:
...Coleman was recently quoted in a Business in Vancouver magazine article as saying he would “quite likely” meet with the project’s backers to “restart our discussions in and around our project development agreement.”
Why would Coleman reopen a deal that critics had already said was too sweet for the companies?
“Because the price of gas in Asia right now is so cheap,” he said. “The numbers have really got to be tightened down.”...
Now, in the 'credit where credit' is due department, that is column writing well done.
And if it had ended right there Mikey would have gotten a gold star.
Too bad he then wrote this:
...Whether the Clark government does a taxation limbo dance just to deliver at least one LNG project remains to be seen.
For now, Clark is clearly thrilled that she at least has one approved project to show for all her promises in the last election, with another election quickly approaching...
Why does this bug me?
Because past performance indicates what is very likely really going to happen, not to mention the fact that Mr. Smyth is tacitly admitting that, around here at least, flack-hackery beats substance every time.
Now, why is that I wonder?
And, of course, I'm pretty sure somebody, maybe somebody really obvious who is not Harvey O, will soon let us know how big a political win this all is for the Clarklandian wizardry and their KloutKlub-assisted federal enablers even though not long ago they also wrote that the complete lack of real actual sparkle ponies in our midst despite all the promises last time doesn't really matter because of the