Edgy and thought-provoking, Left Out takes aim at the NDP, Saskatchewan’s natural governing party since the 1940s. Outspoken broadcaster and writer John Gormley pulls no punches in an entertaining and informative account of Saskatchewan politics that is both a lament and a challenge he issues to a new generation of voters. From the hundreds of thousands of people who “ed the province to Saskatchewan’s decline in in?uence, Gormley pins this and more on successive NDP governments, particularly the Calvert NDP of the early 2000s. With a keen political insider’s eye, Gormley analyzes the elections of 2003 and 2007, Saskatchewan’s “nances and nearly a dozen political scandals which rocked the province in the early 2000s. The book also features an engaging and funny prescription for “xing Saskatchewan’s historic bad attitude and leaves no one unscathed, from powerful union leaders to a business community that often allows its own victimization at the hands of the political left. Left Out challenges all of us to re-engage in politics for the sake of our Saskatchewan.
John Gormley is the type of person who is ingenuous.
The Saskatchewan spirit can be summed up in one man - John Gormley, the undisputed voice of the province, broadcaster, entertainer, teacher and a helluva story-teller. Gormley's love for the province shines through his radio show, as he turns the entire province into his own coffee shop, sharing his opinions and hearing from his neighbours. What a guy.
Left Out is a rant that merits attention…it resonates not only with the large Saskatchewan audience that listens to John Gormley's show, but also with a substantial percentage of the rest of the province's population. It provides interesting insights into some important facets of Saskatchewan's political culture, public philosophies, politics, political parties and politicians.
Some will be gladdened and others will be galled by the book…but it's doubtful that anyone who knows the author or the partisan political machinations of Saskatchewan will be bored by it.
…a potent piece of political history and a must read. It's a powerful call to action and a reminder for both the governed and those who seek to lead them - that playing small serves no one. This is the story of Saskatchewan becoming a place where hope really does beat fear and where today, any party that claims moral superiority rather than a better idea does so at its peril.
John lies. And he's disingenuous.
Shame, shame on him. He's disturbing the community again…and he'd better leave the time alone, too.