No refusing Kamla
I understand that being asked to act as prime minister is a huge filip for whichever minister is chosen, but what a time to be invited. Just as there is “a wee bit of misunderstanding” between the UNC (United National Congress) and COP (Congress of the People)
regarding the local government election, Minister Prakash Ramadhar gets his turn to sit in the car with the flag flying in front.
It also crossed my mind that Minister Errol McLeod may have expected to do some more acting for the PM as he appears to be quite comfortable sitting at the right hand of the Prime Minister (in Jack Warner’s seat) and has joined those ministers who regularly appear in her many photographs.
Inevitably, those of us who are farse and out of place, or just jealous, will think the Prime Minister is pouring oil on troubled waters. Plus, of course, some other extra-farse persons might think that “eating ah food” has trebled in importance. But we are not going to go down that road. Not yet.
I personally would have said no thank you, but for politeness sake, “a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.” Refusing is just not one. Not at all.