Well, that’s what Hartley Henry said…
With the death of Prime Minister David Thompson early last Saturday, Henry yesterday declared: “The kingmaker dies with the king”.
“My tenure ends with David Thompson, so I am not going to work with anyone else,” he said last night in an exclusive DAILY NATION interview.
Hartley Henry as quoted in The Nation article: Henry quits
Strange timing, strange wording of Henry’s announcement
Is anyone else as puzzled and astonished as we are about Hartley Henry’s comments and the timing of his resignation?
We know Henry played a role in the DLP and in advising David Thompson before the 2008 election and during his tenure as Prime Minister, but “kingmaker”? Henry’s comments seem impolitic at best during a week when people want to remember David Thompson and his accomplishments and life. It is strange to see Mr. Henry stand up now and take credit for David Thompson’s success.
Why talk now? Why resign now?
Why not wait until the Prime Minister is at least buried before focusing the public on yourself and your own career and agendas?
Oh well, it’s not like Hartley hasn’t been impolitic before.