Sense and sensibility

Posted: December 14, 2007 in bermuda politics

Some words of wisdom from the Sun’s columnists today as we countdown towards the Day of Reckoning. Let’s hope most voters (of which I, as a humble PRC, am not one) chew these over before they go to the polls and let’s have some sanity restored:

“Just what are we in for after the election is over?” asks Stuart Hayward. “Is civility to be abandoned in the interest of scoring political points, no matter the damage that barbaric language and symbolism might have on our children and our community in general? Are we to have racial tensions further exploited from finger-pointing and hints of vengeance under the guise of “conversation”? Are threats and payback to be the way power is wielded? … Violence and vengeance, whether in words, deeds or spirit, are not what Bermuda is about.”  

Tom Vesey: “Our only choice next Tuesday is between the UBP and the PLP as we currently find them – not as they once were, and not as we wish they would be.”

Larry Burchall:“In this election, despite strong efforts to paint black majority Bermudians as victims in their own society, despite strenuous efforts to conjure up new ‘boogeymen’, most intelligent people know that ‘boogeymen’ are not real … This election will likely see Bermuda’s “middle ground thinking Voter” flex their ‘X’. In this tenth universal suffrage election, I hope the MGT Voter wins.”

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  1. Bermuda Sun Editorials

    Lately, the Bermuda Sun has run superb editorials by Larry Burchall, Tom Vesey, and Stuart Hayward.
    Larry Burchall
    In this election, despite strong efforts to paint black majority Bermudians as victims in their own society, despite strenuous efforts t…

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