Oddly, last week the head of government bared his soul in front of the press. It is important to note that in our system the prime minister is not the nation’s chief executive. In our parliamentary democracy the Constitution rests executive authority in the cabinet. Ours is not a US-styled presidential system.
Having abandoned his solemn promise to honor the results of the gambling referendum Perry Christie offered a confession of faith: “Faith tells me that there is no minister of religion in the world that can give me a passport to heaven and that ultimately that is where I want to be ... ”
We all want to go to heaven. But before the appointed hour, there is likely somewhere else that Christie wants to be after the next election, returned to the lofty heights of the prime ministership which has become his Cloud Nine.
Christie and God must sort out their affairs, with the Creator rendering final judgment upon him. Still, voters will render unto Caesar Christie their political judgment on his stewardship in office.