Rouble, come out of hiding

Rouble, come out of hiding Open letter to Patrick Rouble, and all other political people and 'wanna-be's: Patrick Rouble, where are you? Here we are dealing with this 'Fentie-crap' in our territory and you just seem to have slipped away into the shadows

Open letter to Patrick Rouble, and all other political people and ‘wanna-be’s:

Patrick Rouble, where are you? Here we are dealing with this ‘Fentie-crap’ in our territory and you just seem to have slipped away into the shadows (the cabinet office, says Edmonton?) with nary a comment to us, your constituents, about your role in the Yukon Energy fiasco and the “lies” to the public. What about you living up to those campaign promises you personally gave to us about “personal integrity and honesty” and “committed to the constituents before the party” on our doorsteps?

And at this Canada Day at the Marsh Lake Community Centre, there you were dumping piles of ATCO/Yukon Electric ‘freebies’ (magnets and such) on the table and then slipping out through the crowds. I was there. I saw this bit of sleaze. And I thought you worked for me, for us, not ATCO. This, even after you assured me that the public and media had Dennis Fentie all wrong about the selling out of our public resources to ATCO. I was to trust you, that you knew what was going on and wouldn’t stand by and let something like that happen. Well, neighbour, you have done just that.

Reading between the lines, now that Brad Cathers has, for whatever reason, had a crisis of conscience, it leaves me feeling foolish for giving you the benefit of the doubt as a decent person with good principles, when in my mind this little voice kept saying: “No, no, he’s just a politician, he’ll sell out his integrity and commitment to us at the first crunch.” Damn, I hate it when I ignore myself, don’t you?

What is it with people when they get government jobs, either in direct service or in the legislature, that makes so many of them turn into self-serving power junkies? Do we live in such an immoral society that we easily give up respect for others and ourselves, that we forget to share and co-operate for the welfare of all of us?

Do we live in such perilous times that we start to act like Fentie and basically say: Screw you, I’ll do what I want, take what I want and if you don’t like it, too bad. He did this once before in days gone by, and supposedly was ‘rehabilitated’ in prison, but I have to wonder if maybe he just learned to be more discreet and not get caught with his fingers in the ‘cookie jar.’

Well, shucks, he’s been caught. And my big question to you, Patrick Rouble, and your cronies, is: Were you in on it? Truthfully now, no more lies. And if so, say so. And then quit before we have to fire you for gross unprofessional behaviour and misconduct. Oh, and by the way, return, and refuse, any gotten and/or promised goodies that you have not earned by doing your job properly for us.

Scott Snider

Marsh Lake