NEWS BULLETIN file photo Former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould at a cabinet retreat in Nanaimo last summer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Hey Jody, don’t make it bad,’ Liberals urge

Letter writer’s ‘cranial jukebox’ provides soundtrack for Wilson-Raybould testimony

To the editor,

A few thoughts were wending their way through the labyrinths of my puzzled mind, while watching the former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould testify in devastating detail for three-and-a-half hours before the commons justice committee on Feb. 27 in Ottawa. My cranial jukebox switched on, and started playing Hey Jude – which seemed close enough to Hey Jody – followed by a plethora of titles from the Beatles era that are certainly in tune with the present kerfuffle.

The clerk of the privy council who had testified previously came across as Mean Mr. Mustard; then the prime minister was in Montreal saying he’d not watched the testimony, but disagreed with it anyway, so befitting of a real Nowhere Man. There was encouragement from opposition party leaders who were singing We Can Work it Out in unison; while some Liberal MPs could be heard churlishly chanting Don’t Let Me Down. Probably others were hoping to welcome the former A-G back into caucus, with a rendition of Come Together, as it’s certain to be A Long and Winding Road in the upcoming federal election campaign. Maybe she will return to caucus in a suit of armour singing I Should Have Known Better. That seems somewhat doubtful, and many Canadians expect her to sing Let it Be, while declaring that I’ve never been afraid to tell the truth In My Life.

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Opinions among Canadians are Here, There and Everywhere on this governmental scandal, but the consensus must be that there is definitely more than one Fool on the Hill in Ottawa. It certainly will be A Hard Day’s Night for Liberals to regain a smidgeon of credibility, but they will probably close ranks and sing I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, while insisting that they can succeed in October With a Little Help from My Friends. Chances are they will ignore the media, who will be asking Do You Want to Know a Secret? Even more disclosures may be made public as Tomorrow Never Knows, and the Liberals may be shouting out again for Help!

Bernie Smith, Parksville

The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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