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Pussyfoot goes HAM: Carmona tries to gag Price

The good news is that President Anthony Carmona has been roused into action. The bad news is that it was not to save Wayne Kublalsingh from likely death, influence constitutional reform or send a cheque for the Trinidad and Tobago national senior women’s team.

Mr Live Wire: “The world is laughing at the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation that you are the patron of Mr President. And your women’s team is desperate for food. Would you like to comment?”

President-Powers-You-Don’t-Think-I-Have: “Yawn.”

Mr Live Wire: “Mr President, Ms Rachel Price has made a comment on your wife’s attire…”

President-Powers-You-Don’t-Think-I-Have: “Buh wuh the mudda…”

Photo: Top Trinidad and Tobago comic Rachel Price.
Photo: Top Trinidad and Tobago comic Rachel Price.

Like most men as old as stale yogurt with wives as young as fresh fruit, it turns out that President Carmona, who once sung calypso under the sobriquet “Lord Pussyfoot”, doesn’t like anyone pussyfooting around his wife.

And so, yesterday, comedian Rachel Price allegedly received a legal gag letter warning against making riffs on the First Lady’s midriff in her next stand-up show.

At which point, Trinidad and Tobago pulled up a chair; because there isn’t enough letter-size paper in Port of Spain to cover Pricey’s mouth when she gets going.

The late President ANR Robinson often challenged a sitting Prime Minister on matters that he felt ran contrary to the spirit of the constitution and abused the trust of the nation.

The current President is more like the dude who goes to a fete with his lady half-dressed and then wants to fight anyone he catches looking.

And so, rather than concern himself with the impending threat of Ebola or maybe the health of the “Black Stalin”, President Pussyfoot has chosen to join an elite list of Price sparring partners that includes Iwer George, Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez and P*****p.

Far be it for Mr Live Wire to dispute the President’s belief that his wife’s midsection is a national treasure; but, in a bid to clear up the confusion, we plan to ask a few questions on Mrs Pussyfoot’s attire while attending a breakfast function hosted by Mrs Ban Soon-Taek, the wife of United Nations General Secretary, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, on Tuesday 23 September 2014:

Photo: Reema Carmona (right) poses next to Ban Soon-Taek, the wife of United Nations General Secretary, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, at a UN function on Tuesday 23 September 2014. (Courtesy Zimbio)
Photo: Reema Carmona (right) poses next to Ban Soon-Taek, the wife of United Nations General Secretary, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, at a UN function on Tuesday 23 September 2014.
(Courtesy Zimbio)

Did Mrs Pussyfoot think her invitation read “breakfast fete?”

Who told her black is formal; no matter what?

Did she swap outfits with her daughter?

Does she know you cannot claim Casual Friday perks on Tuesday?

Did she think it was the set for basketball wives?

Was her outfit an odd tribute to recently deceased fashion critic, Joan Rivers?

Did Miley Cyrus dress Mrs Pussyfoot?

So why President Pussyfoot so vex; is Rachel Price tell the First Lady to go to the people place with her belly exposed?!

Photo: Really, Reema? Really?!
Photo: Really, Reema? Really?!
Photo: Reema Carmona, wife of Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona, shows off her "flesh-coloured" non-belt.
Photo: Reema Carmona, wife of Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona, shows off her “flesh-coloured” non-belt.

Editor’s Note: Presuming that the legal letter is now in the mail; please indicate by show of hands if you are willing to fund Mr Live Wire’s court case! Just kidding.

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159 comments

  1. He’s too busy condemning those who say that our country is a “banana republic.” Hey, with illiteracy hovering around 45 per cent, a corrupt and inefficient police farce, an education policy that lacks imagination and purpose; a health care system that grows more shambolic by the day…Banana republic? Please.

  2. She had a few choice words for him at Bolls

  3. Had a BLAST in her show last night and she did mention him… along with other things lols

  4. President Pussyfoot should be ashamed of himself, he needs to take up that beef with his Mrs Pussyfoot not pricey. If she knew how to dress, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. She needs to draw a line between the bedroom and the real world.

    Keep up the good work D.

  5. Who cares about protocol letter. Why you don’t write a letter about poor people in Laventille getting shot by policemen. I sometimes wonder why these leaders always right about there action, it goes for the leaders in the church as well. They do wrong and will never acknowledge their wrong. God help this country.

    • I read in the TNT Mirror of an Elder who was kicked out of a church for exposing the Pastor. The sad thing about it is the Pastor stood there and did nothing to defend the Elder. Who wants to attend a church like that?

  6. I was waiting for the uproar to die down before making this mention. Morals and principles guide integrity. Virtue, honour, decency are synonymous with it. The Integrity Commission of TT however, does not seem to have a basis for dealing with Therese’s outbursts, Larry’s swearing, the Holyfield scenario or recently this incident. It is important to note that what is in someone’s account seems far more valuable to know than values itself. A United States President almost got impeached for a blue dress and our own President has not ‘designed’ any statement yet on the black skirt. The irony of it all is that the Integrity Commission seems to cover all offices except the office of the President. It goes on to reveal that the Lady of the Manners is directly linked to the Chairman of the Commission. The Chairman has an auto biography named “Getting it Write: Winning Caribbean Press Freedom” which leads us full circle to this perhaps seemingly litotic debacle. Is the commission instead euphemistic, by not achieving its first role which is ‘prevention’ in this case? I’m calling on Senior Counsels of English to help me out on this one.

  7. Wow Price hanging on to what ever little career she have by taking shots at everyone just to grasp notable mention. Now she has the attention of the President, she will most likely sell out her next show. Congrats Price because ye of little or no talent what so ever have done exceptionally well. And Mr. President yuh have a hot wife people must talk about her…good or bad. Deal with it and prioritize your country and people first.

    • I agree what he getting so vex about. My question is try to get vex with the police man that knocked down and killed the family in Sealots. Write a letter to the police man.

  8. Great post! It hit all de right high notes. I find it hard to believe that the president could ever have sung calypso, for he doesn’t know a damn thing about T&T sensibility and culture. If President Pussyfoot really wanted to speak out and be helpful he should have sent the letter to his wife asking her to not demean his office and herself, for the fatal flaw, if any, is with the wife, not Rachel who only comments on what’s in public.

  9. Candidate for Finishing School……, maybe

  10. We need a ” what not to wear /or say trin style “

  11. shame in trinidad and tobago it have other offical woman with plenty more power than her power to rule nations and aint dress like that…. but d little small fish have to shame she self….. and d one person who say something about it get in trouble………..

  12. My view is, it have more serious issues that president Carmona should be focusing on like we poor health system, crime issues, Ebola etc.

  13. What a country. Doctors who are our most important line of defence in case of ebola or any other threat of disease have decided to stay at home in case any infected person arrives on shore. And our president who has said nothing really constructive since in office, anxiously decides to sue a citizen who comments on his wife’s dress. How was your office defamed. Has Mrs Carmona said like like Anil ‘it wasn’t me’. Nonsense! You were/are a lawyer. Help me figure out how you are going to win this one. Will you use the power that you do have ? I wait

  14. (Continuing) As a matter of fact, I have more powers than my husband!

  15. Powers my husband have I have it too lol

  16. Express excerpt: The release did not identify exactly what comments Price had made to warrant the legal threat from the Office of the President and Mrs Carmona. Price has however made reference to Reema Carmona in an advertisement for her show at NAPA. The ad was played repeatedly on radio. In the ad, a male voice asks: “Price, whey is dat yuh have on dey?” Price responds: “Is a priceless outfit.” Male voice: “Priceless outfit? That is very inappropriate.” Price: “You could talk to me about inappropriate? Why yuh doh go and talk to Carmona wife? I on radio, nobody seeing my belly, you know.” Price, speaking on her morning programme on RED 96.7 FM yesterday, was undaunted and defiant as she spoke on the matter. “Mrs Reema Carmona, I afraid of yuh pre-action? … Let me let all yuh know in Trinidad and Tobago, I will fight to the death to disagree with you. This is a democracy! I don’t live in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe or Idi Amin’s Uganda…This is a democracy and if I can’t talk about the President’s wife belly that was in meh eye, then something very wrong….Yuh damn right, I doh know meh place. But I know meh citizenship. I mightn’t know meh place but yuh know meh home. This is Trinidad and Tobago. Carmona, send yuh letter and when you coming, come strong. Come hard. Come at me like a convict that now come out.”

  17. Lol!! Ah wonder why Pricey taking 102 FM’s – Ricardo Welch to court for defamation of character. Do so doh like so o what…lol. Its give and take, that’s d game.

  18. Hahahah Daniel Willock you have to read this boi….they ask if miley cyrus dress mrs camona 😀 hahahah

  19. I would have said: That Rachel is a comedian. She exaggerates for emphasis and laughs. And, sweetie, couldn’t you have worn something else? Don’t you see how the other First Ladies dress?

  20. I now going to ask where the buckle or the clasp or hell, where the hook and eye holding it together!

  21. Trinidad Express excerpt:
    The release did not identify exactly what comments Price had made to warrant the legal threat from the Office of the President and Mrs Carmona. Price has however made reference to Reema Carmona in an advertisement for her show at NAPA. The ad was played repeatedly on radio. In the ad, a male voice asks: “Price, whey is dat yuh have on dey?” Price responds: “Is a priceless outfit.” Male voice: “Priceless outfit? That is very inappropriate.” Price: “You could talk to me about inappropriate? Why yuh doh go and talk to Carmona wife? I on radio, nobody seeing my belly, you know.” Price, speaking on her morning programme on RED 96.7 FM yesterday, was undaunted and defiant as she spoke on the matter. “Mrs Reema Carmona, I afraid of yuh pre-action? … Let me let all yuh know in Trinidad and Tobago, I will fight to the death to disagree with you. This is a democracy! I don’t live in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe or Idi Amin’s Uganda…This is a democracy and if I can’t talk about the President’s wife belly that was in meh eye, then something very wrong….Yuh damn right, I doh know meh place. But I know meh citizenship. I mightn’t know meh place but yuh know meh home. This is Trinidad and Tobago. Carmona, send yuh letter and when you coming, come strong. Come hard. Come at me like a convict that now come out.”

  22. That belt eh have no buckle…thats amazing.. :/ like my mother always said…there is a time and a place for everything

  23. Mr President should’ve asked his wife to dress appropriately for the occasion. She attended it on behalf of T&T and on our tax dollars.
    Freedom of speech is still allowed in this country, however, Rachael, it’s not always what you say but how you say it. We should all respect the “Office of the President” even if we don’t always respect the occupants!
    There are many other issues affecting our beautiful twin islands and it’s a shame that this is getting more attention than those.
    With that said…I have a question. …If our calypsonians decide to sing about this issue….will they also get letters?
    Mr President. ..as per your swearing in speech. ..please put your powers to better use!!!