It looks like Frank is going to start crooning the old Mariah Carey standard: “Can’t Live Without You”, Pramesh.
It seems Pramesh must be one of the few people who can stand up to him. Despite his feeble intelligence, Frank must have the rat cunning to work out that he is surrounded by second-rate yes-men who put him at risk. Just go through them one by one and it’s hard to find anyone of integrity who is both reliable and intelligent.
Leweni’s loyalty is unquestioned, but a cocker spaniel with a blindfold would provide better guidance than the bugle boy of Company Z.
Roko Ului and Eveli G can be counted on for the long haul – the Mara clan have no future in any elected government – but they remain completely detached from ordinary people and reality, which is why they will never win a free and fair election.
Only Ratu Naulukau is a bit of a worry. His resolve has always been only as strong as the last pep-talk he received.
Bole is smart, but not to be trusted. If Frank only knew what he’s been up to.
The Chodopu$$ has no equal in snake cunning but is finding that an economy cannot be run like a union or a political party. An economy cannot be cajoled, bullied or bought with false promises.
If he’s smart Chodopu$$ will cut and run before the sugar farmers and the business community lynch him. (It would be good idea for Teleni to count the silverware before they notice he’s missing. He could well be packing the carpet bag right now.)
Jiko Luveni has shown herself to be a puppet of the Chodopu$$, just like her sister. The two would fall in a heap on the ground if he wasn’t there to pull their strings.
Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi and Tom Ricketts are little better.
I Arse, is more trouble than he’s worth because he’s nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is.
What can I say about Netani other than the resume he circulated when he became an illegal Minister said he was once deputy head of the “Fiji Intelligent Services”.
That’s my tuppence worth.
Sa dri yani,