DNA Chairman Responds to PM's Critiques in House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2011
Christie, Ingraham and Co., Back Together Again
Like many Bahamians who watched the unbecoming behaviour of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in the House of Assembly last evening, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Chairman Mark Humes called the spectacle put on by the nation’s chief executive regrettable.
“The one thing that I am pleased with, however,” Humes says, “is the fact that Mr. Ingraham has finally put to rest many people’s suspicions that the old partnership of Christie, Ingraham and Co. has never gone out of business.”
Humes says that despite how sad it is to see the once illustrious Hubert Ingraham become a mockery of his old self, the Bahamian people now have a better idea of how the famed Christie, Ingraham and Co. has been operating incognito—to the detriment of Bahamians and Bahamian people—for almost 20 years.
“For Mr. Ingraham to think that people still find his ‘biggety’ and arrogant antics cute, only shows how out of touch he really is with the times; the naked emperor has become so caught up with himself and his foolish antics that he does not recognize when the people, who are not his hangers on, are beginning to laugh at him and not with him. In times like these, people who have concerns for their safety, health and financial welfare do not want to hear this kind of foolishness anymore from the Prime Minister. People want him to talk about the real business of the country, but we understand he really cannot, because it means he would have to admit to his and his administration’s responsibility for the mess that has been created in the past four years. So the soon to be ex-Prime Minister’s last resort is to use baseless distraction,” Humes says.
“Whether he wanted it to be evident or not, the almost five-minute monologue of mad ranting and raving by Mr. Ingraham about his ‘biggetiness’ and ‘arrogance’ did nothing more than reveal how fearful he has become of DNA leader Branville McCartney’s potential. (He is) fearful to the point that he has publicly announce his willingness to form an alliance with the PLP to see Mr. McCartney defeated. What desperation. I am sure that Mr. Ingraham’s remaining FNM supporters must now have the horrors,” Humes says.
“I am sure no one has more horrors than the good, hardworking people of Bamboo Town, who have now found themselves in the middle of Mr. Ingraham’s petty and shameful scheming,” says the DNA Chairman.
“The people of Bamboo Town should be insulted and incensed to know that Prime Minister Ingraham and his good pal Perry Christie have teamed up to use them and Bamboo Town as a “test case” in the upcoming election. While they struggle to stay afloat in these tumultuous economic seas, these two elderly statesmen sat and decided among themselves that they would amuse themselves at Bamboo Town’s expense.”
Mr. Humes goes on to say that unofficial Bamboo Town candidates, Renward Wells and Cassius Stuart should also be incensed and insulted; for in trying to slight McCartney, he says that Ingraham and Christie, in one backhanded slap, discredited both of these young men who joined with the two sirs—over McCartney—with the idea that they had some value to add to the PLP and the FNM.
“Little did they know at the time that, to Christie, Ingraham and Co, they were only dispensable ‘test cases,’ but I hope that Mr. Wells and Mr. Stuart will find the courage to man up to Ingraham and Christie and not allow themselves to become little black boys fighting in the ring for Ingraham and Christie’s entertainment. It is not too late and, if for no other reason than to show the aging Ingraham and Christie that they are nobody’s “tings” to give away at will, Wells and Stuart should join the people of the Bahamas and the people of Bamboo Town in showing the two gentlemen that he who laugh last laughs best,” Humes says.
In wake of the upcoming elections, Humes challenged the Bahamian people to put an “out of business” sign on Christie, Ingraham and Co. once and for all.
“The Bahamas is in need of the fresh injection of life that Branville McCartney and the DNA brings. Now, more than ever, is the time to send these two antiquated personalities into the museum of Bahamian history where they belong,” he says.