On with business.
I've been watching with interest the F-35 debate. I noticed that it didn't go so well for the Conservatives and I'm not sure why.
We know that the F-35 is the needful gear. Nobody can recommend something better. All they can do is complain about money that hasn't been spent. Should be a slam dunk.
Instead its yet another faux scandal. Its the usual whining that ends up seeing the Forces overpaying and under equipped.
I propose that Policy Blitzkrieg is a solution to the faux scandal tactic. While the oppos are whining and complaining and trying to bog the government down in a pseudo-logical morass, the government needs to move.
The F-35 debate is a perfect example of where this can do some good.
It strikes me that procurement is broken in this country. I remember the whole EH-101 debacle and then the Cormorant. It was followed by the used submarine boondoggle and long before that there was the problem with refitting the Bonnaventure.
Now we have the F-35. I think the government should move ahead with a permanent fix for military procurement. Take these decisions away from politicians. Its too important to be subordinated to political implications. Create a system that can be given a budget and some clear goals and let it run.
While the oppos and the media party try to make hay, you just move right along with the policy to fix it. Hold a press conference if the oppos don't want to talk about it. More press conferences would be a good thing in fact. Hold court directly with the people and leave the silliness in the fun-house floor. The people need to know that there is good government in Ottawa. Otherwise the opposition and media party get to tell the story.