Jadia, Political Pussy Square Off!

PM’s press secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel:  How sweet is her bite?

PM’s press secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel:
How sweet is her bite?

The prime minister’s irresistibly packaged dispenser of “warmest regards” was dishing it out yet again on Thursday evening, only this time around the heat that emanated from her threatened to burn out TV tubes north, south, east and west.

Her call to Calabash TV’s ‘The Chairman’ was predictable. You don’t mauvais langue her boss, whether he’s on or off-island prospecting for handouts from other countries in distress, and not expect to feel the heat from somebody who loves him as much as his press secretary loves him.

Who knows where the nation’s most appreciated split pearls would be today, had it not been for the immeasurable generosity of the second most important man in her life, known to you and me as the Minister of Finance.

His most reliable first responder is nothing if not irrevocably grateful and loyal.

Jadia Jn Pierre-Emmanuel’s sense of loyalty is close to palpable. More than might be said of the wannabe floor crossers, and other creatures whose natural habitat is the slimy water under the bridge so often cited by politicians without convictions. And I speak not of convictions handed down by court judges!

But having stated all of the above, I need also add—for the especially self-deluded, if no one else—that the prime minister’s press secretary knows best precisely what her employer expects of her.

Those who would say she is a political appointee with limits and boundaries couldn’t be more delusional.

The lady knows only too well it is her boss alone who determines when she has stepped over blurred lines. She knows her targeted victims are in no position effectively to direct her castrating aim.

Better than anyone, whether in a yellow shirt or skirt, Jadia knows the provider of the butter that butters both sides of her toast; who feels her pain; and who has

sworn always to make it go away by whatever means necessary!

Allen Chastanet should’ve anticipated Jadia’s call on Thursday evening. By all the evidence, he was taken off guard, querying in consequence the press secretary’s terms of reference.

Surely he should’ve known Jadia’s terms of reference are whatever she decides, depending on her circumstances. You know, like Humpty Dumpty, for whom words meant only what he wanted them to mean, nothing more or less.

This lady clearly knows whence she cometh. Like the best ball players, she knows which balls to kick and which balls to let be.

Most important of all, she knows precisely the location of the softest part of her soft target and how to hit the bullseye with her best shot!

Consider the way she opened her barrage. Channeling the Marilyn in her soul, she gave David Samuels her stage-whispered assurance that she had absolutely no intention to take over his show, when she knew damn well that was precisely her intention.

With all his experience, David was no match for Jadia’s famous smarm. With a smile that stretched for ear to there, the always genial host, doubtless having recognized the inimitable voice on the other side of his set, said, ever so charmingly: “Oh, don’t worry, I wouldn’t allow anyone to take over this show!”

Yeah, right.

For what seemed an eternity, Jadia proceeded dexterously to tongue-lash the UWP’s political leader, bringing to mind the legendary Muhammad Ali-Floyd Patterson grudge match of 22 November 1965, in Las Vegas.

Who cared that she may have dealt Chastanet several below-the-belt blows. Who cared if, like Mike Tyson, she bit off chunks from Chastanet’s rosy ears. If the referee didn’t see, baby, it just never happened. We’re talking Caribbean politics. It is what it is!

Which is not to say Chastanet let himself be Jadia’s punching bag. He fought back. At any rate, as best he could in his circumstances.

Doubtless viewers with their sensibilities still intact must’ve been taken aback by what he said about the millions allegedly handed to still broke and suffering Dominica via Roosevelt Skerrit, and how the island’s prime minister may or may not have spent the easy-come-easy-go ALBA handout.

There was also Chastanet’s take on some of Kenny Anthony’s pronouncements at last Sunday’s gathering of Red Zoners, not to mention the UWP leader’s personal assessment of our immediate and long-term economic future, PetroCaribe, STEP, and our government’s resounding silence on the current deadly unrest in Venezuela.

But all of that was before Jadia insinuated herself between ‘The Chairman’ and his guest—not without her hottest, er, I mean, warmest regards that would set off primed smart bombs from the Red Zone, as many on target as not.

In any event, their aim clearly was to keep Allen Chastanet off balance and off their leader’s back.

Did the Red Zone strategy succeed? You decide. I understand Calabash TV will be repeating Thursday’s ‘The Chairman’ tomorrow evening at 8.00 (Lime 44/Karib 54 and Online www.justin.tv/calabashtvlc).

I dare to say it’s a program worth viewing—if only because it probably marked the end of Allen Chastanet as a political pussycat.

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7 Responses to Jadia, Political Pussy Square Off!

  1. Pam Popo says:

    Can somebody tell me if Kenny Anthony hinted that the 2011 campaign/election would be his last ? Is he intending to run again ? Is he going to put his personal ambitions above what is best for St. Lucia ? Is he going to tell us there are more invisible better days to come. Is he going to tell us watch his lips ? Who should we ask these questions Hilaire in London or (Don’t you dare mess with me) Philip La Corbiniere.

  2. Allison says:

    Too bad things are that bad in an Island with the Population 160K+ with bad minded politicians representing us.

    It’s time we get angry and chase these people out of office wake up people and revolt to this kind lunatic behaviors
    how can we go through with shallow minded politicians to drag us through the mud like they are currently doing.

    Let us chase them out like other countries have done and succeeded don’t be afraid we deserve better representatives.
    wake up people CHASE THEM OUT match to the Government offices Monday March 31 20014 and demand our rights of better policy makers…wake up fight for your rights.

  3. hulla says:

    Jadia you made my day girl
    hard day for me here in bahia salvador brasil
    made little profit on a sale of something
    bu you made my day

  4. hulla says:

    uhh lala Jadia pretty
    no wonder
    no wonder
    the yellow mealy bugs vex

  5. Am_a_born Lucian says:

    I find it absurd that a public servant who recently went ahead and registered a construction company in St.Lucia has gotten a contract from the Gov’t of St.Lucia to construct a by-pass in Dennery North for the construction of the ALBA bridge in Grand-Riviere.

    I need Jadia or the SLP to tell us why is it only SLP supporters are getting work in Dennery North? Every single government project in Dennery north have been done by persons who support the SLP.

    I am from Dennery north and i think it is unfair that only one set of people are allowed to eat while the others suffer. Under the UWP it was different, everyone got a piece of the pie.

    There is nothing happening in this country to…

  6. Truth says:

    Jadia is an unpleasant little madam. For someone who is meant to be a ‘media’ appointment she has quite the capacity to speak as if she is a government minister. I wouldn’t trust her to tell me the time let alone anything else.

  7. Beedie Baba says:

    The real pussy deal is what Mugabe is doing to St. Lucia with his big belly politics. The UWP can easily win the next election by giving a better deal on VAT, a nice 6% reduction. The next area is to help small business with their materials imports, a simple exemption status, none of this BS paying money and wasting time trying to recoup an un -necessary process. The list is long of things those Red idiots have done to kill business on the island, they enjoy seeing things in the red instead of in the black. Time to throw out laba.

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