Monthly Archives: April 2012

Saving Christy Clark

I was talking politics with a friend the other day.  Surprise.  In fact we were talking about Christy Clark.  Bigger surprise. We were discussing Clark’s puzzling seismic shifts in rhetoric when he said to me, “nobody can tell what she … Continue reading

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Another mea culpa

Sorry for disappearing.  And over one of the more exciting couple of weeks in BC politics too.  What a sorry excuse for a blogger I am. Here’s the mea culpa. One of the things with long term cancer accompanied by … Continue reading

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By-election time

I have a love/hate relationship with horse race politics.  After all I did polling for a living for over a decade.  There is no doubt that for a certain kind of numbers nerd, it can be exciting watching the numbers … Continue reading

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Plumbing the depths with the BC Liberals

BC Liberal MLA Harry Bloy: Clark’s only caucus supporter, incapable of answering a question, an appallingly bad minister, forced to resign for leaking private information, demonstrates his loose grasp on facts and even looser grasp on honour and decorum. Today … Continue reading

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The end of the BC Liberals?

Last week’s Forum poll confirmed the numbers seen in most polls lately.  The NDP at 46% of the decided vote is 20+ points ahead of both the BC Conservatives and the BC Liberal party who are tied for support in … Continue reading

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Open government the BC Liberal way, part whatever

More BC Rail pages pouring out of government today – 2,968 to be precise – of which 2,963 were redacted in whole… “Pages 1 through 1314 redacted for the following reasons: - S14 “Pages 1319 through 2968 redacted for the following … Continue reading

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Coaltion talk = Conservative buzzkill

Bill Bennett, back from a trip to the abyss in Chilliwack Hope, thinks there’s a chance for a coalition between the BC Conservatives and the BC Liberals. Because….? The quality of Bennett’s thinking goes a long way to explain the … Continue reading

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Road trip!

You think you’re going to write but your mind is just pulling your leg.  Nobody writes on a road trip. The trip started in Palm Springs, took us to Austin, then across the broad sweep of central and northeast Texas … Continue reading

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How long will she last?

“Ms. Clark, chased down a hotel corridor by reporters seeking her reaction to the poll numbers, finally stopped and said she had no quick reaction”. Rod Mickleburg, Globe & Mail   Will she last a month?  Odds?  Bets?

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Vaughn Palmer vs. Bob Mackin

Under RossK’s admonition over at the Pacific Gazetteer I went and read Bob Mackin’s take on the BC Liberal’s last month.  Then I read  Vaughn Palmer’s. Mackin crushes it, while Palmer skates over the disasters that were. I think Palmer … Continue reading

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