Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shooting Fish in a BC Liberal Barrel- Part 26

Frankly I'm annoyed that this BS, non-story about Premier Clark "running a red light" has morphed into some sort of "scandal." Oh puhleeeeze people, like none of us have ever run a red light at 5 in the morning with no other traffic around. 

Now, an important part of this story is that Clark made the decision to engage in this traffic violation with the equivalent of a rabid pitbull accompanying her on her hockey Mom routine taking her son to an early morning practice. Said pitbull, a journalist, Jonathon Fowlie of the Vancouver Sun. From the original story, we can only presume Clark was aware and knew he was in the car with her and consented to his presence. 

See this is what worries me - A LOT. Yet again, when she didn't have handlers around to keep her on her speaking points and reign her in, she demonstrated terrible judgment at the worst possible time. How can the people of B.C. tolerate this anymore? We can't and we shouldn't. End of story. 

Then, the camel that made me have to write this tonight, was that Clark now has a new video ad - travelling in a car, called Ask Christy. One can only ask - what the hell are they thinking??

At times, [Clark and Hamish] seem more like sidekicks — siblings even — than they do mother and son. And especially so the morning when the two were on their way to Hamish’s goalie clinic.
“Let’s see you go through this red light,” Hamish challenged as they pulled up that morning, at 5:15 a.m., to an abandoned Vancouver intersection.
“I might. Don’t test me,” Clark replies.
“Yeah. Go ahead.”
“Should I?”
“There’s no one.”
“Would you go through? You shouldn’t because that would be breaking the law,” she says.
And with that the car has already sailed underneath the stale red stoplight and through the empty intersection.
“You always do that,” says Hamish.

Marcus Hondro, Digital Journal, Apr 28, 2013. 

Christy Clark's Many Faces
Huffington Post BC, 04/29/2013.

B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is apologizing after running a red light with her son and a newspaper reporter in the car.

Bonus round - Jane Sterk, doomed leader of the BC Green Party, was hilarious on the Jeff O'Neill Show today. 

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