03 April 2007

Keith Coombs: poseur future Dan-didate

Keith Coombs, the St. John's city councilor chiefly responsible for the public money pit called St. John's sports and entertainment should perhaps think about showing some concern for his miserable track record.

More attention to that, say, rather than engaging in a completely pointless little speech about boycotting a meeting with Loyola Hearn. Coombs lacks credibility on matters of public finance given his sorry track record at city hall.

Prediction: Coombs is sucking around the Premier to see if he might get a nod to tackle Hearn on behalf of the premier in the next federal election.

If there was a provincial seat open in a St. John's seat, Keith might run there, but since the place is already chock-a-block full he can look at earning the favour of his Fearless Leader and run as a Dan-didate for the Premier's federal political party, soon to be announced.

Prediction the Second: Coombs will get his money-wasting political butt smeared all over the electoral map.

Residents of St. John's know Coombs too well.

Residents of Mount Pearl, who make up a chunk of the riding of Keith's dreams, don't want him any more than the people of Southlands do.

Closely Related Prediction: Oh yeah, speaking of municipal politicians looking to upgrade. Word out of Mount pearl is that Mayor Steve Kent's campaign team is organized and the cash is in the bank.

Kent, who just a few short months ago was backing Liberals at a Liberal convention in Montreal, is lined up to replace Harvey Hodder when he packs it in a few short months from now.

Kent will be running as a Dan-didate, by the way. The only political party that hasn't received the ambitious mayor's political attention would seem to be the NDP.