October 13, 2006

Blatant self-interest

Could Dr. Brown's headline grabbing stunt with the PGA Grand Slam event have shown Bermuda's hand too early?

Maybe not, but his media whoring to prematurely grab a headline the day before his leadership challenge announcement might come back to bite him/us.

"Sassada said Poipu Bay has also been in negotiations with the PGA of America, and though nothing has been finalized, the contract for next month’s event wasn’t signed until early this year.

“Obviously we are not hoping we have to go through that,” he said.

History would indicate they won’t.

Sassada said Poipu Bay’s relationship with the PGA has always been good, evinced by the fact that the tournament — originally designed to move from course to course each year — hasn’t budged in 13 years.

Wednesday's PR stunt was typical Brown and exactly why he's unsuitable as Premier: he always puts his own self-interest before Bermuda's. Always.

No announcement about the PGA Grand Slam should have been made until the signatures were down.

Posted by Christian S. Dunleavy