There is a political saying that if you see a turtle balanced atop a fencepost, it didn’t get there by itself. One moral of the axiom is that if one views something in politics that seems untoward, there’s a high probability that it has been manufactured to benefit certain interests.
Dr. Duane Sands understands the axiom, especially after indicating last week that he was considering running for Leader of the FNM.
Within hours of his indication, the highly capable and viable contender for the leadership was derided in the print media, on Facebook and elsewhere online, a likely a coordinated attack by someone given to such tactics.
The good doctor, among the best medical minds in the country, should not be deterred by those less gifted and less accomplished.
Meanwhile, watch during the course of 2014 for a confluence of contrivances, often by strange political bedfellows, to derail the upward political trajectory of Long Island MP Loretta Butler Turner.