I’m reading this correctly, aren’t I? This is a joke? A big f****** ironic poke in the members’ eye joke, kind of a Louis CK way of apologizing for the pitiful way “the Team” ran the election, right?
Here’s the subject line on the e-mail I received yesterday: “Should we just let Christy Clark win?”
And then it proceeds …
“I don’t think so, but to send her a message I need your help.
“We spent every cent we could raise to try to win the recent election. We didn’t win, but we did beat Christy Clark in her own constituency of Vancouver-Point Grey.
“Now we have a democratic duty to provide a choice to the voters of Westside-Kelowna in the coming by-election where she is running.
“But, this won’t be easy. Christy Clark wants to get a seat so she can be Premier.
“We need this by-election campaign to provide voters with the truth about Christy Clark’s record and the details of her fact-free campaign.
“We need to send a strong message that we will be holding her to account on her promises about balancing the budget and protecting health care and education.
“It is up to you Ian — do you want to send Christy Clark a message she can’t ignore?
“There is a still an opportunity for you to do just that.
“Thank you for your perseverance,
PS I love that line, “thank you for your perseverance,”. I can see the writing process… thank you for your stupidity…. No, that’s too straightforward… Your gullibility… Closer, but still too obvious. How about perserverence. It kind of says it without flagging what we really think about our members.
In a funny way it reminds me of what I think the medieval Popes would have said to the flagellants: ‘Whoa, don’t know why you keep on doing what you’re doing but it kind of works for us, you crazy believers, you.