In light of the damning memo revealed on the blog of Alex G.Tsakumis, my experience in politics tells me that although the Liberals are putting on a brave face, discussions have to have started within the BC Liberal Party with respect to Clark and her leadership.
I believe and have seen this before that the time for pussy footing around is long past.
The BC Liberal Executive would have at the very least discussed this issue over the phone and if they haven’t met in person will do so shortly.
As well I am sure the cabinet or members of the BC Liberal Cabinet would have or will start discussing Clark’s leadership too!
For these people it is a matter of survival especially for the elected MLA’s for who this is their job.
You will soon see that the family first agenda applies to their families.
I am sure that the Executive will ( if they have not already) reach out too a trusted colleague like a Shirley Bond .
They would probably want her as a senior cabinet minister to approach the Premier and ask her to step down.
That person would meet with cabinet and discuss the best approach.
This happens only when the party is serious about cleaning up its act in the short term as surely the Liberals would be now.
Just when you thought the wacky world of Premier Christy Clark couldn’t get any stupider, she stands on her her soap box , attempts to exonerate incompetent Cabinet Minister Stephanie Cadieux and then blames the whole sordid CLBC screw up on the NDP.
Unless Adrian Dix is a ventriloquist and projected Stephanie to say and do the dumb things she has done since she got the file, how on earth do you hold the NDP accountable for yet another BC Liberal gaffe?
What does she not get?
The Liberals had one of their worst weeks ever and it was largely once again due to the fact that they never take ownership/ leadership of their mistakes.
Tsakumis nails her and confirms beyond the shadow of a doubt the PREMIER IS THE CHARLATAN WE ALL KNEW HER TO BE! ( Charlatan is probably to week a word, liar,cheat and sleaze would be more appropriate)
How on earth do we expect people to vote or get involved with politics with a Premier who tells one lie after another?
She even lied to get the bloody job! In the real world that in itself is cause for dismissal.
In the name of restoring honesty and integrity to the Premier’s office, Clark Must Go!
Still not convinced, the thousands of volunteers that came from all over Canada to elect Elizabeth May will stay home ( they are not Liberals) and you can refer back to reason number one why she will lose her seat.
In her usual I will do what ever it takes to create the winning conditions for a referendum pose, PQ Leader Pauline Marios has ceased wearing the red square she had on during the height of the student protests.
She says she took it off for St.Jean Baptiste day, I say with a potential election on the horizon, her handlers told her that the voters would think her an idiot for continuing to support the union backed student demonstrations and riots.
Can Quebec and Canada afford to get into this divisive issue a this point in out history?
Canada’s economy is fragile enough without the voters in Quebec handing Marois and her group of treasonous MNAs a reason to have a costly referendum which will no doubt cause markets to rattle and tank worse than they already are.
To show the seriousness of the situation, Prime Minister Harper went to visit former PM Brian Mulroney and current Premier of Quebec Jean Charest just to get their point of view on how to handle this potential crisis.
I wonder if he asked Charest how he got us into this mess?
Tonight PM Harper will follow-up those meetings with a speech targeted at revitalizing the party in the province and yes lay the foundation for a Quebec appeal.
This is not the first time Kevin Falcon has been front and center rapping the Premier over the Financial knuckles and the “leaked” memo is more than likely directed towards Premier Christy Clark and all her photo-optic financial announcements.
This might also explain Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom not wanting to discuss tolling costs for the Port Mann Bridge.
But make no mistake about it, this is yet another shot across the bow of the lame duck leadership of Premier Christy Clark.
Sometimes I even get my own, although this week I entitled my Blog Piece about the fumbling of the Clark Government: Stephanie Cadieux should resign! I don’t have an Alert set up for her because, well, she is irrelevant.( I heard her on the radio a day or so later and she sounded even more incompetent on that medium)
This brings us to a piece by Justine Hunter discussing the BC Liberals trying to work out their differences with the BC Conservatives.
No matter what Fantasy land Phil Hochstein or John Reynolds live in, this will never happen.
The Clark Government don’t know how to tell the truth and certainly will never earn my trust.( or the voting public’s for that matter)
A child could be drowning in the Fraser River and Clark and her entire cabinet could form a chain and pull the kid to safety. The public’s reaction: So what; they were probably looking for a photo-op and tossed the kid there in the first place!
Nothing can save these people because they have passed the point of no return. Certainly no BC Conservative I have ever met would want to join up with them.
Why would we. These people are arrogant and corrupt as we shall see if we ever get lucky enough to have a full inquiry into BC Rail.
They need to be flushed away in the next election.
For a lot of us with Christy Clark in Google Alerts it can’t come soon enough!