With the recent resignation of Gordon Campbell (quote on quote the most hated premier in history) due to the unpopular HST tax that was implemented on July 1st 2010, British Columbia seems to be breathing a sigh of relief. Myself included. Yet, are the politicians who are in the running to replace him that much better? My favorite comment thus far with the announcement that Christy Clark will be running for Liberal leadership is "Campbell-flage comes in many colors." Clark, a failed politician (she resigned in 2005 after most notably going into hiding as deputy minister while Campbell was being charged in Hawaii with drinking and driving), and radio talk show host is being slammed as a supporter of Campbell. Perhaps slammed isn't the best word to use in this context. Hey Clark, the fact that you are openly vocalizing what a great job you think Campbell did loses you my vote, if I even decide to care enough to vote for the Liberal leadership after the past year.
In her announcement that she is running for Liberal leadership Clark held nothing back "He (Campbell) deserves our gratitude to the incredible effort he has put in." Oh really? He deserves our gratitude for lying to our faces about the implementation of the HST? For pulling the plug on arts funding leaving many non-profit institutions with little notice or idea how they will replace the thousands of dollars of funding they have lost? Sure lets replace Campbell with his lackey. Granted she is the only candidate to not be a part of Campbell's recent government and therefore not party to his horrendous decision making, but if that is enough to win her popular support I may as well just pack my bags and leave this province before things get worse. If that is even possible.
(My seven month old nephew has just arrived home for the holidays. He is in a little Christmas onesie and saying the word dada. Perhaps one thing Clark has gotten right is that there should always be time for family).