The power of Danny

Danny Williams last month on how he’d prefer Newfoundlanders vote:

“If Stephen Harper gets a majority government I remind you of words of Bachman Turner Overdrive: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

Williams said Harper has kept “his agenda carefully hidden,” and urged people to read Harper’s writings over the past 10 years.

“The only reason we haven’t seen his full plan for Canada implemented is because he’s had a minority government to keep it in check. A majority government for Stephen Harper would be one of the most negative political events in Canadian history.”

Rex Murphy, three days later, on Williams dissing Loyola Hearn upon the occasion of his retirement and generally drinking too much of his own Kool Aid:

Danny Williams has reached such supremacy, however, that he has effectively become the only voice in Newfoundland politics. Mr. Hearn is gone. John Crosbie is in honorific heaven. And now there’s only Danny. That’s bad for us. It’s bad for him, too, should he care to think about it.

And tonight… wow.

  • Labrador: Todd Russell (Lib) wins with 70% (2006: 51%)
  • Humber–St. Barbe–Baie Verte: Gerry Byrne (Lib) wins with 68% (2006: 53%)
  • Bonavista–Gander–Grand Falls–Windsor: Scott Simms (Lib) wins with 70% (2006: 52%)
  • Random–Burin–St. George’s: Judy Foote (Lib) wins with 54% (2006: 45%)
  • Avalon: Scott Andrews (Lib) wins with 45% (2006: Conservatives win with 52%)
  • St. John’s South–Mount Pearl: Siobhan Coady (Lib) wins with 43% (2006: Conservatives win with 45%)
  • St. John’s East: Jack Harris (NDP) wins with 75% (2006: Conservatives win with 47%; the NDP had 17%!)

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