Another Week, Another BC Liberal Scandal: Eric Foster’s Folly
Well, wasn’t that a great opening of the year, Christy?
Honestly, I’m astounded that the MSM, STILL (!!!) haven’t asked where the Premier is and why she won’t directly answer for how something like ‘Doylegate’ could happen or why Eric Foster is hiding.
Gordon Campbell twice did phone interviews from vacation destinations (Maui and Los Angeles). As have Dianne Watts (Maui), Carole Taylor (Los Angeles), Ujjal Dosanjh (India), and Glen Clark (United States).
All were either pressed for comment in the midst of crisis or called voluntarily (Watts and Glen Clark) and within one day returned media calls.
The Foster story broke A WEEK AGO, and all we’ve heard is whining from a knuckle-dragging MLA, and spin from the Premier’s latest PR flunkie.
Not a word from Christy Clark. Typical cowardice of someone who wouldn’t know leadership if it sat on her. Only Gregor Robertson has demonstrated similar milksop tactics in avoiding responsibility or comment.
On a related note, I continue to sigh with the BC Conservatives. Superb news releases this week.
They must read this blog. The key point here is how can anyone defend a renovation of Eric Foster’s constituency building at FIFTY PERCENT of assessed value??? That’s rank insanity. They would have been better off to add another fifty grand and build a new building! Why is it only the BC Conservatives that have fixated on this???
And then John Cummins opened his mouth and I, well, sighed. Oh, what could have been…
And in the fall out from this continuing scandal, I’m told the BC NDP continue to lie about what they knew regarding ‘Doylegate’ and when they knew it.
Again, without betraying confidences, I repeat, that the Opposition knew about John Doyle being on the chopping block as far back as SIXTY DAYS AGO. I told those who confided in me that they should go after the government back then, in order to save Doyle.
But it appears that Adrian is happy to have the BC Liberals do his dirty work for him. Because it’s obvious that Mr. Doyle shares my philosophy: No mercy for any of them. You think the Premier-in-waiting wants Doyle on his government’s derriere? Think again. But it shows you that the NDP are not different at all. They will play the same shameful games. I’m wrong? Great, then Shane Simpson and Adrian Dix should apologize for lying at Monday’s press conference and David Schreck should stop whining away about it. You got caught, by me, fess up.
What kind of leadership is that? Wait until you can score maximum political points and avoid suffering with an impartial watchdog? No! The NDP had an obligation to protect the taxpayer FIRST! Doyle has honoured the people of this province with diligence and honesty.
He deserved better than this.
We deserve better than this.
I’m back Monday, when I will show you, in detail why Bob Mackin remains one of the best investigative journalists in the country (best in this province by far) and why only through his work have we discovered that the BC Place Stadium renovation deserves a public inquiry. It easily eclipses any nonsense about FastCat ferries, etc.
Until then, safety first.
Hug a child, read a book, and mix a colourtini or three…