With the shock of the millions of dollars in damage done to water and sewerage pipes the Government’s spin machine has been whirring like a helicopter trying to escape blame. They’re saying the pipes should have been replaced or strengthened by the Rabuka or Qarase Governments. Really? Are they saying that because replacement was due before December 2006 Bainimarama had no obligation to do anything? Is that really what we’re expected to swallow? Surely the need to take action got stronger with every passing year? And let’s not forget Bainimarama has had 8 years of running things. Qarase only had 7.