By Cliff Boutilier
Sixteen years ago this month, late one Saturday night, the phone rang at whatever dive I happened to be holed up in at the time.
In the background I could hear the raspy intonation of Kris Kristofferson, “...he’s a poet, and he’s a picker, he’s a prophet, he’s a pusher, he’s pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he’s stoned...”
Man, don’t you wish sometimes that two people could meet for a little chew, over a cold one, or two, and you could sit in on the conclave just listening, watching. Absorbing.
The late Harry Flemming and the late Casey Stengel? Now, that would be a match-up for the ages.
We all know what a paradigm of virtue is Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan. The Glace Bay MLA is always to be found at the vanguard of grace and good taste.
It’s comforting, indeed, to know that Geoff has our collective back when it comes to keeping each of us on the path of righteousness and steadfast in our Victorian Morality.
You guessed it, in the wake of poor Mr. Grabher’s expropriation of his vanity licence plate we couldn’t help but take a boo at a v. small sample of that lengthy list of banned vanity plates our dear friends in the mainstream media have been waving about for the past two weeks or so.
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