In this post, I predicted that Bernard Drainville would soon quit after PKP’s coronation as the PQ’s Lord & Saviour.
This morning of course, we’ve all seen that instead of the very expected outcome, Bernie swerved us – bit time.
You may not think it, but I still believe my prediction will hold true. Drainville will still quit sometime after PKP’s coronation, it’s only the circumstances that have changed.
Know what my big question is?
Who did Drainville have supper with a couple of days ago?
Whoever it was, Bernie probably poured his heart out to this person, confiding that he was frustrated as hell with the fact that he should’ve been a shoe-in for the PQ leadership and “damn that PKP for parachuting in and stealing it from me”.
He’s right to be frustrated.
Know what April 25th is?
It’s Bernie’s 8th year in political office – he’s been working on this goal for 8 whole years, while PKP on the other hand, threw himself into the leadership race after mere months in office.
“I can’t wait to just quit and be done with all this. I just want to move on.” He probably confessed.
The person Drainville had supper with likely recommended that he refrain from quitting after the leadership race because it could make him look like a sore loser.
And that’s where the seed for this sudden move was planted.
Who knows? The supper mate might even have been PKP himself.
Pierrot might have had a very intriguing deal for Drainville – “I know you want out if you don’t win – you won’t want to wait another eight years or more for a crack at the leadership, so this is effectively the end of your political career. So I have a proposition for you. Drop out of the race, give me your endorsement and in turn, I will provide you with a six-figure job in Quebecor.”