Newfoundland premier Danny Williams learns that PDAs can be useful:
Danny Williams remembers the precise moment he started loathing fellow Conservative Stephen Harper.
... during a pitstop in Gander last year, Williams reminded the newly elected prime minister to get carving his promised equalization upgrade into stone, including the vow to exclude all non-renewable resource windfalls from the calculation.
Harper shrugged and said he hadn't made up his mind. Williams retorted he had that deal in writing. "That was his dark side," the premier recalls. "There was a look in his eyes that told me this wasn't going to happen."
Sure enough, Harper partially reneged on his word in the March budget.
Yes, I can just imagine the contents of Danny Williams' day-timer that day:
- 1:15 p.m.: Provincial caucus meeting.
- 3:00 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting ceremony downtown.
- 4:17 p.m.: Learn that Stephen Harper is a worthless, lying, back-stabbing, weaselly little motherfucker who deserves to be dragged by his heels out onto the nearest ice floe and clubbed like a baby seal.
- 6:30 p.m.: Dinner, Swiss Chalet.
See, Danny? We told you those PDA things were cool.