Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Doc O'Keefe strikes again

From this CBC story today where the federal government has announced $300,000 to help market the province's ports to the cruise industry, with the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism department kicking in another $100,000:
"In the long run, this industry may be — can be, will be — more valuable than even gas or oil, because the gas and oil is valuable, yes, but the day will come when it won't be [there] any more," he said.
This quote from St. John's Deputy Mayor Dennis O'Keefe is the kind of political over-the-top statement that either:
  1. takes your breath away because of the depth and breadth of vision expressed in the comment; or
  2. makes you wonder about his ability to distinguish self-serving civic-boosting fantasy from economic reality.
I vote for #2.

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