Eileen Carron keeps calling for Fred Mitchell to apologise. What a silly billy she is. Apologise for what, for the lies her newspaper told about Fred Mitchell at the rally at Fox Hill. She claims that Fred Mitchell called Fred Smith an ass. We wish he did. But the language used at the PLP’s Rally on 27 February was rather more circumspect than that. Here is what eh actually said:
My point tonight is sometimes you may call it a donkey some time an ass, but by whatever name you call it, even if you call the donkey Fred Smith, it’s still an ass.
Mrs. Carron claimed in an editorial 1 March that Tempers Flared in Fox Hill. Total untruth. It was a political rally. The rally went fine. She tried to lump the false controversy started by the voluptuous wicked vixen from hell at The Guardian about the Prime Minister giving the finger to one of his critics and the comment of Mr. Mitchell she he said he said but which he didn’t say and then say that tempers flared. Lies. Falsehood, prevarications. Here is what her editorial claimed. Mrs Carron can kiss Fred Mitchell’s horse’s ass.
Some of our politicians rolled up their shirt sleeves and wallowed in a verbal gutter at a Fox Hill rally Monday night with Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell calling civil rights lawyer, Fred Smith, QC, an “ass” and our prime minister displaying an angry third finger at his detractors.
Mr Mitchell recounted the Biblical story of Jesus sending his disciples to find him a donkey. When they found the donkey — which Mr Mitchell said was also called an “ass”– Jesus sat on the ass. “You may sometimes call a donkey an ass,” said Mr Mitchell. “But whatever name you call it, even if you call the donkey Fred Smith, it is still an ass.”
We would refer Mr Mitchell to Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s poem in which even the ass had its glory moment.
“The tattered outlaw of the earth,
Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,
I keep my secret still.
Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms before my feet. ”
And so also does Fred Smith have his hour in the spotlight despite the likes of Fred Mitchell.
As for Prime Minister Christie, we have learned to expect such unfortunate behaviour from US President Donald Trump, but here in the Bahamas, no matter how hot the political arena we do not expect such lewd behaviour from our prime minister.
An explanation and an apology is in order.