Liberal leadership race an entertaining scramble

Kevin Falcon’s camp sign up of the Kamloops Blazers hockey team as Liberal members without their knowledge? A key volunteer in Christy Clark’s campaign signs up her cat? Photocopied membership forms? If nothing else it is entertaining to watch leadership hopefuls fight like cats and dogs in the litter-box that is the Liberal leadership race.

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Kevin Falcon’s camp sign up of the Kamloops Blazers hockey team as Liberal members without their knowledge? A key volunteer in Christy Clark’s campaign signs up her cat? Photocopied membership forms? If nothing else it is entertaining to watch leadership hopefuls fight like cats and dogs in the litter-box that is the Liberal leadership race.

B.C. voters can only hope that after the race is over the people who photocopied membership forms, netted the hockey team and purloined the pet vote won’t be rewarded with positions as “key ministerial aides” in the tradition of Basi and Virk. As we learned from various scandals and the HST ambush “Liberal Party honesty”, if not an oxymoron, is in the very least a tenuous concept.

The astute Colin “I think the roll out of the HST has been smoother than we had anticipated,” Hansen’s ringing endorsement of Kevin “Campbell v. 2.0” Falcon as someone who would follow in Gordon “ 9% approval rate” Campbell’s footsteps, should especially make the voter as nervous as a cat in a dog pound.

All leadership candidates have a united front in support of the HST though all of course decry “the way” it was brought in. I have no doubt they also support (though perhaps not as openly) the Liberal’s cash cow BC Hydro in its request for a 30% rate increase over the next three years.

Whoever wins this race, there is one thing for certain, the voter will still get the troll under the bridge and the pig in a poke.

Richard Blake