The Boessenkool Affair: A Follow-Up…
This is far from over.
The media has rightfully fixated on what the Premier knew and when she knew it. Clearly, she’s caught in another lie. As Vaughn Palmer astutely pointed out (and frankly led the way), Boessenkool is an appointee by Order-In-Council (the will of Cabinet), and therefore any public service investigation would apply only to the young lady who was victimized, and NOT Boessenkool.
Yet, the Premier continues to propagate the LIE that Boessenkool is cover by this act. HE IS NOT! We should be able to have basic disclosure on the specifics of what happened.
But as we know, Christy Clark has turned lying while in office, into a cottage industry. We need to do the digging, otherwise, she and her cadre of flimflam artists won’t budge.
That’s how much respect they have for YOU, the people of this magnificent province–the most corrupt province in Canada–thanks to the BC Liberals.
Now, two things to clear up, because as many of you know, the Internet is loaded with kooks and creeps. Blogs like mine, Harvey Oberfeld’s, Norm Farrell’s and Ian Reid’s are a rarity. The majority of BC blogs are pure, biased, illiterate nonsense.
Somehow, and I’m still trying to locate the link, after I posted the details of what happened the fateful night Ken became a BoessenFOOL, and some of the details related to the gal–who at this point must be mortified–some nutter wrote that I’d released her name.
THIS IS A LIE. I will NOT release her name under any circumstances. It would only hurt her further and I’m not going to do it. Considering how careful I was, I don’t know why someone would write this, but I appreciate the dozens of emails I received from some of you suggesting that you’d read it or it was referred to on another blog, etc.
I repeat, that releasing the girl’s name would be a disgusting abuse and if anyone does that I will go after them with a red hot poker.
Now, another rumour to clear up, because it’s just not fair to the accused.
As you know, I have, many times, disagreed with Keith Baldrey. I don’t think he’s able to sometimes separate his personal, longtime, friendship with Christy, and his responsibility to go after stories that might not be terribly flattering of his pal. Frankly, at this point, every story is unflattering of her, however, I digress…
Baldrey, while complimentary of my tenacity, has also criticized me, specifically on air at CKNW, about my continual pursuit of the BC Rail/Basi-Virk story.
Fair game. My name might not be quite as big as his, but from this little blog, I’ve broken SEVENTEEN stories that I gift wrapped for his employer, Global Television. I must be doing something right.
So while I disagree with Keith (as I have with Vaughn) I have immense personal respect for both of them. I was an aide in Victoria when they were cutting their teeth on the provincial scene, and they’re good people (please, no epithets in the comments section–learn to separate the man from his work–this isn’t easy, believe me; opinion writing is very challenging and I applaud anyone who does it with the professionalism of Palmer or Baldrey–even on the occasions when I disagree with them).
More to the point: There is a whisper campaign against Keith; that he was at the Bard and Banker and partook in the revelry after the Fred Gingell Memorial Tournament and actually saw Boessenkool grope this poor lass.
This is complete unadulterated, manufactured, horse manure. It’s a grotesque lie. Anyone writing me; telling me how a “credible” source informed them of such information, had better return to said source and tell them to go pack sand. It’s absolute garbage, and I suspect specifically designed to injure Baldrey, on a matter he has nothing to do with. That, to me, is an appalling display of nastiness. Whoever is spreading this must stop.
Now, he WAS at the tournament. He DID play in Boessenkool’s foursome (Baldrey was placed in that group–without his knowledge–I’ve confirmed this) but again, Keith had NEVER met Boessenkool previously–this is key.
I don’t know how this kind of stuff starts but please stop it. It’s just not true. Years ago, I went to bat for Baldrey’s wife–who is a well-known, non-partisan, highly-respected professional in Victoria, after some of my readers started suggesting she was employed “by the BC Liberals” as a bureaucrat. She’s worked under every single party, including the NDP.
I realize we all get frustrated with opinions which don’t seem to make sense. Certainly, Keith has taken positions on BC Rail and other Christy-related stories, which I disagree with. However, to attack a man with manufactured smears, is so utterly contemptible, I couldn’t fully articulate my disgust even if I located the perfect words.
Stop it. Leave Baldrey alone.
As for the Boessenkool Affair, I’ve spoken to two eye witnesses. I’m confirming the details–most of which, sadly, are not fit to print. No reason to kick a guy when he’s down.
I’ve also spoken to someone in government familiar with the so-called “investigation.”
Next post: John Furlong’s nightmare…