Re: Start with the leader, editorial, Prince George Citizen, Sept. 6, 2013.
Bobby Depak is more than wrong with his pleas to go slow on replacing a failed and flawed leader, Adrian Dix, as demonstrated in the mess that passed for a campaign.
To best demonstrate a big flaw in judgment and a lack of wisdom, a hockey analogy will do. On Feb. 13, head coach Dix announced in newspapers and on radio that his team could relax, as the big game coming up on May 14 was in the bag. Thats why he had hired his new manager of hockey operations, who immediately popped up in the papers to say he had quit his job three months early to take the new position. Never mind how much this stunt fired up the opposing team.
That Dix went into battle with the 1990s overburden of Moe Sihota points to the partys as well as Dixs stubbornness to never change. Central Soviet Planning on King Street in Burnaby is still keeping 50 per cent of funds raised by ridings and then telling the ridings how and where to spend their money: Buttons, etc. cant be made in small rural areas. Dont shop local.
When I receive 20 messages in 20 days from current MLAs, past MLAs and party persons, pleading for more money - one for constructing a sign in Surrey - I know the train has jumped the track.
Two key ingredients missing in the NDP are organization and management, and both need to be designed on merit and competence, not personalism. To bring about change, members have to cut the flow of dough to Central Soviet Planning.
William G. Hills