It was Maurice Saatchi who said, “Politics is not for the faint of heart”.
With Colin Graham’s baptism of fire into politics by Prime Minister Gonsalves on Monday, a radio announcer has now added his voice to the debate.
Shevrell “Candyman” McMillan of X104FM on Wednesday said, Graham, “is clearly unqualified for the job”.
“Could you imagine a man says am looking down on people who are uneducated and poor because I question Colin’s ability to do the job, the point is, he is just not qualified for the job”.
“let’s say, for instance; you get on a liat aircraft going to Trinidad, they announce the pilot is a gardener who was never trained or have flight experience, would you stay on that plane”.
Mc Millian said that no one would take their family on that trip, further stating that it does not mean you are looking done on the Gardner, it’s just a matter of looking out for yourself.
“So you know what, all those people we train to be nurses, let’s throw away nursing school, because that is looking down on people, all the teachers, who attend training, lets do away with the college, we don’t need that anymore, because that is looking down on people, its bias and most elite”.
The radio host said persons must have some training that shows they are ready, that they have some background in the job, they wish to take on.
This is how things work in the real world, the host of the Wake-Up Call Morning show opined.
“Any time you apply for a job, you must prove that you can handle that job, and this is not about Camilo, if Camilo is your representative and you find he is not doing a good job, you have a right to elect somebody else”.
“If you go to a doctor with a condition and he does everything and the condition not going away, you will not go to the boys on the block; you will go to another doctor”.
“My point is, if you want to remove Camilo, look for another person who will be a suitable area rep, or minister of government, not a boy on the block”.
McMillian said when Trump was contesting in 2016, persons said that Trump would be right because of his lack of experience.
“Remember we thought how dumb those persons were for saying that, even when Obama came out and said this man is not qualified to be president, and some said he was elitist, you are looking down on the man”.
All you need to do is take a look at the Trump presidency and see how it’s working out. You don’t give someone a job because you like them, Mc Millian said.
“I like Colin, but you won’t let an ordinary man operate on you because you like him, he has to be qualified”.
So far, Graham has not responded to the baptisms, the constant ducking he has received will do one of two things, either take him through the pearly gates, thereby entering the promised land, or, through the gates of hell, to be extinguished from the political landscape altogether.
Graham was selected by the NDP West Saint Geroge constituency council to represent the party in the next general elections; his election must be ratified by the party’s Central Committee.
By Ernesto Cooke