I have been following this story for some time now, and have found myself feeling warm and fuzzy feelings towards Danny Williams. Feelings I never really felt before. It made me feel strange. It made me feel icky.
So today, as I read the latest chapter in the Danny verses Goliath saga: 'We wish you well': Williams to AbitibiBowater I could not help but read the comments made by other readers. I was appalled and unnerved by what I read. It was no the number of positive responses that surprised me, it was the number of references to Danny's balls. Specifically the size and physical make-up of the boys below.
I shit you not. Check it out yourself:
"Danny Williams needs to take the show federal and start swinging his big brass balls in Ottawa!"
"I like this guy Danny Williams. He is just the type of man we need to run this Country. Big Boots and Big Balls. He got my vote."
"A politician with bollocks? Wow!" Is the word bollocks code for balls? I don't know but it sounds suspect to me.
"Way to go!! DANNY BOY you got BALLS !! "
"If we "Steve" had half the balls that Danny has, the whole country would be better off than it is right now. Way to go Danny!!! "
and from the Globe and Mail, a favourite word of mine, the rarely used cajones:
"More leaders in this country should have Danny's cojones. Government subsidies to most large companies in this country have been greater than any benefits they provided."
I could list many more, but I think you get the point, and I need to have a shower. Suddenly I feel very dirty.