26 June 2009

Kremlinology 2: Patterns of Behaviour

All regimes have patterns.

When the pattern changes, the change becomes a curiosity.

The current provincial Conservative administration, like the Liberal one before it, likes to make money announcements and include the local member of the legislature in the news.  That is, they are included provided he or she is of the same  stripe as the party in power.

When the local MHA isn’t included, especially when he is a cabinet minister, it tends to pique the curiosity.

The pattern this week:
Not the pattern:
  • $232K for a local service district but the announcement doesn’t include the local MHA, Trevor Taylor.
Might mean absolutely nothing.

Might be a sign of something.

Right now:  just a curiosity.