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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 4 May 2013. 08h55. Drewan Baird and O!O were discussed last night, at the Snake Oil Conference in George.
Apparently the DA leadership is an inspired lot… For people not reading O!O they seem exceptionally well informed about what is published on O!O.
How do they DO it!?
I am told that Oudtshoorn’s councillors did in fact raise “issues of concern”. Hopefully “issues of concern” is politic speak for “the manure that happens in Oudtshoorn”.
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 4 May 2013. 07h10. Now what!? They’ve met – the three top WC DA dogs and the councillors of our Eden municipalities.
Why are we not informed about the discussions and the recommendations and the decisions?
No, don’t give me that nonsense about work product!
I want to know how the DA leadership views, and especially addresses mediocrity, lethargy, incompetency, and downright social sabotage in the Eden municipalities!
If Friday’s sessions were anything but ego polishing, I want to know, and if they. Were no more, I really want to know!
Speak up Meyer, Botha, and Bredell; your employers (guess what, that’s us voters) want to know.
But they don’t gettit, do politicians. ‘Cause they don’t want to get it.
They would refuse to get it if you put it in a sheep’s bladder and hit ’em over the head with it:
Respect the voters.
But they don’t know how.
Wessie, Ben, Pierre, Diane (ye gods and faeries) Julia, Johan, Ewa, Felicity, Peter, Raymond… You need to talk to us and without the obfuscating CIA-attitude! Chris, apparently, wasn’t present last night.
And robust rumour has it, strengthened by the deathly silence surrounding enquiries, that Chris MacPherson has lost patience with the DA’s pussyfooting and mealymouthed torpidity. And also that the DA leadership would prefer an Oudtshoorn council without MacPherson – ’cause the DA can only govern where there is little opposition to the invincible insight of the “Dear Leaders”.
I am sick of the DA.
Woosies, all of ’em.
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 3 May 2013. 09h25. O!O hears say that the Oudtshoorn caucus will this evening demand answers from the three Provincial Leaders on matters such as the outstanding SIU Report; continued municipal mismanagement; and the DA’s options in the light of dissent in the ANC caucus.
I, for one, am not holding my breath.
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 1 May 2013. 09h40. Ivan Meyer, leader; Theuns Botha, deputy leader; and Anton Bredell, secretary, will seperately meet every DA caucus in Eden in George Friday.
Oudtshoorn’s turn will come at around 18h0 – you know how it is with these things.
Each caucus is allocated 2 hours.
The meetings are billed as “feedback sessions”.
Given what was fed recently, “feedback” sounds terrifying.
The DA is in disarray in Eden. This is confirmed even by seasoned DA councillors and party members.
With 2014 literally months away, the DA will need more than a reinvented “shestory” by one Helen Zille to get my vote.
Right now a vote for the DA would mean, for instance, that one approves of, say, the job Anton Bredell had been doing.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put a report together to substantiate so outrageous a claim as that Anton Bredell did a good job since taking office in 2009.
Will Theuns Botha brief the caucuses on talks with Icosa?
Will George Mayor Charles Standers have something to say about the DA’s flirting with the convicted child rapist of Ladismith!?
How about certain Oudtshoorn caucus members?
It’s going to take more than 2 hours every now and then, Ivan, Theuns, Anton – it’s going to take more effort!
I suspect Friday will see great strides in the art of windowdressing.
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