Minister’s son crashes government vehicle
Ms. Streatch told reporters Monday about the accident. She had sent Jordan to the store for ice cream early Saturday evening, and he went off the road in New Ross.
He and his girlfriend, who was with him, weren’t hurt. There’s no estimate on the damage yet.
“In hindsight, now I realize that wasn’t a wise decision,” said Ms. Streatch, who brought a family vehicle to Province House.
No shit, Sherlock. Your lovely government-owned SUV would cost the average Nova Scotian $35,249 (assuming no extras), or a whopping $833/mo to lease. You couldn’t muster enough brain power to decide that your 17 year old son shouldn’t be making milk runs with a new vehicle that the government has entrusted to you? On the assumption that you’ll use it for ministerial business, no less? It looks like the Liberals don’t have a stranglehold on the culture of entitlement in this province.
To those who would apologize for Streatch, saying that she “did the right thing”: No, she didn’t. She eventually attempted to pay for a huge lapse in judgement, by offering to cover the difference in insurance costs. That is in no way the same as doing the right thing. Doing the right thing would entail using the ministerial vehicle for ministerial purposes only. I like Frank Corbett’s quote (from the linked article):
It’s the old saying about this government, is when they’ve exhausted every other avenue, they’ll do the right thing.