Watch and listen carefully to Kennedy's news conference (it's not long):
Did you catch it?
"I don't think we have to convince the public that what we're doing is right."
In between awkward pauses, he then refers to the "still very good figures out there in terms of the way the public looks at what we're doing," i.e., CRA poll numbers.
Somehow, it always comes down to the poll numbers, doesn't it?
Score high in the CRA poll and you no longer even have to convince the public that what you're doing is right. Great deal for Dangovt. I leave it to you to decide what kind of deal it is for democracy in NL.