“One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.” -
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Alliance: a merging of efforts or interests by persons, families, states, or organizations: an alliance between church and state. (dictionary.com)
I don't profess to be a genius here, but the BDA (Bermuda Democratic Alliance) are who exactly? Disgruntled former members of the UBP? Allied with whom? Are we awaiting defections from across the floor to complete this historic group?
Ok... it's early days yet. The third option has emerged and before HMS United Bermuda Party is well and truly left to the fishes, we must say this. The third option at this point seems to be truly only a rehashed version of the second option, if said second option is the opposition. I'm not sure if said opposition would be the first option, I would hope not, but if you define power in terms of rankings, then the first option would definitely be the government... wouldn't it?
Never mind. This "Alliance"... don't we just love vague labels for political parties? ... what exactly is it? A Democratic Alliance - thank god it's a democratic alliance and not a communist or worse a socialist alliance, for we can't have radicals running around now can we? - made up of former UBP MP's that have left the UBP. Hey... wait a minute here.... if I voted party lines and one of these MP's is my MP and I voted for them under the UBP flag, does that mean I have to change political parties too? My head hurts.
I know...I know... it's early days yet. We may have influential government members jumping on board the Alliance bandwagon. Mr. Perinchief? Mr. Horton? Mr. James? I know... Mr. Butler.... wow... I'm not convinced. Maybe the Alliance can pick up Ashfield Devent... if they put legalization on their platform. Ok... maybe the Alliance will be made up of the former UBP MP's and a few independent thinkers, whoa!!! Not Independence thinkers... INDEPENDENT thinkers! We'll have none of that Independence stuff around here.
Oh and that platform thing. Yeah, it's early days yet, but these former UBP mp's need to get a platform thing. Separate themselves from the UBP, you know be different, be a true third option... or second option... or first option... or no option if you don't think that they are an alliance at all... like me... just a few disgruntled former UBP MP's trying to be an option. Dad always said... if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, then it's more than likely... A DUCK!!!