History repeats itself and repeats itself and etc…

It’s been up and down lately –  healthwise, but no matter how lousy I feel stuff won’t stop happening.

Take Christy Clark for instance [insert joke here].

Is there anything Clark won’t stick her nose in?  No matter how stupid the nose’s ideas are?

Last week was the perfect example of Clark ignorance governance.

She proposed, in the space of four hours, not one but two foolish and unworkable schemes for Senate ‘renewal’.

Freezing Ontario and Quebec’s Senate seats?  There’s a non-starter that might earn some points with the knuckle draggers, but will have any British Columbian with half a brain crying out ‘We aren’t that silly, Christy’.

Clark also made headlines with a call to throw the book at the secret group of professional rioters who set Vancouver ablaze.   It mattered not that the notion of a group of professional provocateurs secretly organizing the riot has been demonstrated to be as real as Clark’s concern for BC’s families.

She then leaked the news of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s appointment of Gordon Campbell to a plum patronage position in London.  Harper’s office was forced to make one of those lame non-denial denials.

Okay, that was a bit of fun.

And finally there was her own patronage appointment of campaign operative Pamela Martin.  It was Clark’s only announcement with any consequence since it comes with a  $130,000 a year price tag.

Add it all up and you get a week of inanity, courtesy of our Premier.  It’s as if Clark thinks she is still a shock jock, paid to make controversy not policy.

For a long while I’ve had this nagging déjà vu feeling about Christy Clark.  It’s the “we’ve seen this movie before” feeling coupled with the “and it didn’t end well” feeling.

So I roam my painful brain.  Where does the feeling come from?

Wait, wait… twenty years ago, another Premier, beloved by the media for their propensity to have a view on everything coupled with the desire to tell us about it – no matter how ridiculous or downright stupid.

Bill Vander Zalm.

That’s it!  Christy Clark is this generation’s Vander Zalm.  Is this another case of ‘history repeats itself as a joke’?

Please sir, make it stop.

 

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2 Responses to History repeats itself and repeats itself and etc…

  1. kootcoot says:

    “Wait, wait… twenty years ago, another Premier, beloved by the media for their propensity to have a view on everything coupled with the desire to tell us about it – no matter how ridiculous or downright stupid.

    Bill Vander Zalm.”

    I can agree to a certain degree of similarity here, BUT, Vander Zalm was Mensa material compared to our current pom pom girl premier. At least with the Zalm there was an internally consistent sense of personal values, whether one agreed with his postions or not. Premier Barbie careens from position to position, oblivious of logic, sensibiility and seeming to suffer from amnesia about who she was and what she said yesterday.

    With Crusty Christy the only questions is whose family is she coming after first…..everytime I see her phony smile, I think of the poster for the movie Jaws!

  2. Stewart MacKenzie says:

    Does not the term “Airhead” apply here? Her erratic and thoughtlessly unsound methods (some of us don’t see any method at all) make her an inviting target running up to a soon to be called election; even Palmer has had to point out her shallow and aimless ways.

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