Few weeks ago VP Boakai was invited to District 7 within the West Point Community, where he dedicated a newly constructed administrative building in the area.
Following the dedication program, Rep. George, who won the District 7 seat in 2006 on the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party ticket, went on the airwaves accusing VP Boakai of undermining his effort and stealing his glory.
Incensed over the West Point residents’ slight of not inviting him to the dedication program, Rep. George called his electorates “nanny goats and billy goats”, and VP Boakai a thief.
Based on the honorable lawmaker’s reaction, the Secretary General of the District Development Council, Nathan Harris, described Rep. George’s outbursts as disgraceful and shameful. Harris called on Rep. George to apologize to VP Boakai and the people of West Point.
It was against this background that Rep. George told the people of West Point to kiss his “bunga”. Of course, we all know in our local parlance what bunga means. That’s the part of the body where the sun least shines.
While it is understandable Rep.George’s anger over the West Point community shunning him at the dedication ceremony of the administrative building, this is no reason for him to label people who elected him into office as nanny goats and billy goats.
Representative George should realize that these are the same people whose votes he will be courting few months from now. By ostracizing people of his district, Solomon George will only be doing himself more harm than good.
Moreover, Rep. George must understand that running the affairs of state is unlike the game of basketball, where the coach can cuss his players, referees and fans at will. If push comes to shove, when the coach misbehaves on the basketball court he is suspended, but comes back when the suspension is over.
Where he finds himself now, if the people of District 17 get fed up with his antics and give him red card, it’s bye-bye 2018 for Solomon George.
But for now, the people of District 17 can only threaten not to attend activities of their honorable lawmaker. Until 2017, whether they like him or not, Solomon George is the man they voted. They have to life with that.