Thursday, November 04, 2010
Campbell made a choked resignation speech-- he had to leave of his own accord, or the next raid in the legislature would happen in his office
Gordon Campbell was Blackmailed
By Mike DeWolfe
The Daily Edition - Nov. 4, 2010
Harken back to when privateer Gordon Campbell solidified his commandeering of the Liberal party. When Campbell talks about vicious personal attacks on those near and dear to politicians, he knows first hand how it's done. He used Gordon Wilson's affair with Judy Tyabji to ouster the centrist Liberal leader and tarnish Tyabji. Campbell knows how much damage personal attacks can bring because he has waged decades of attacks on people in the province: politicians, business people who have stood in his way and individuals who made the mistake of being too poor or in just in the way of the Liberal NeoCon agenda.
Campbell is a selfish micro-manager who does what he wants when he wants. Any decent politician would have resigned after being caught drunk driving. When he drove up to announce that the Coquilhalla toll booths were being shut down, the Ministry of Transportation and Highways had no idea this was coming-- even the toll booth workers in the background of his announcement didn't know he was announcing and end to their jobs.
This approach continued into last week. Obama does a weekly address via Youtube, but Gordo needed to spend a quarter million dollars of our money to tell us that he was going to autocratically take 15% off of the first $72,000. Whoop-de-doo. The BC tax is part of your overall tax bill, so Gordo was promising something like a 5% reduction on income tax. Also, he was changing the budget and taxation without legislation-- Campbell has forgotten that he's the leader of a government.
Two weeks ago, Campbell's course solidified. Before Gary Collins could testify, Basi-Virk were given a sweet deal so that they could close down the trial. No doubt there is enough evidence to refute any of Collins' claims of innocence about corruption.
So, if Collins couldn't lie, he'd have to pass the buck to the Liberal micro-manager, Gordon Campbell. This is why the trial was stopped in its tracks-- if Collins' testimony is never heard then the trail of guilt can be interrupted.
If you've seen the Sopranos, you know that when someone chops up a body, they either get help or their buddies know that Loose-Lips-Larry is now part of the sausage.
Christy Clark, who has long sought to get her seat in the Premier's office, left the legislature following strong connections between Bruce Clark and the BC Rail trials. Campbell, Collins and Clark are not the only three people who know what's in the sausage: others in the Liberal caucus and cabinet know what was going on-- they likely gabbed about it like they do all of their misdeeds.
Campbell has turned from a lightning rod to a boat anchor with his sinking approval rating. The rest of the Liberals want to stay in office. Campbell wanted to control his cabinet, but he can't afford to ouster all of the Liberals who know his involvement in the BC Rail trial. If he tossed them, they could spill the beans. If he tossed enough of them, he may even threaten the Liberal majority. So he had to shuffle them.
That didn't do enough to fix the problem. If Liberals didn't act soon, Campbell would eventually sideline those in the know. So, members of the cabinet had the ammunition to toss Campbell: if he stays in office, they'll play connect the dots. This is why sturdy micro-manager Campbell made a choked resignation speech-- he had to leave of his own accord, or the next raid in the legislature would happen in his office.
Reprinted by permission of Mike DeWolfe.
Source, click HERE:
BC Mary comment: Holy Ratzinger, he's going ... but he's not going. How wonderful is that.
Despite resignation, Campbell says he still has party support
By Rob Shaw
Times Colonist - Nov. 4, 2010
Campbell also said he'll remain MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey after leaving the premier's job.
"There'll be a new leader elected of the party, there'll be a new premier of the province, and then I'll sit as an MLA," he said ...
Read the story HERE.
Just a quick reminder of two upcoming "Take Back Our BC" Tour events
*- Nov. 7 - 1-3 PM in Courtenay *@ the Florence Filberg Centre -
featuring Alexandra Morton!
*- Nov. 7 - 7-9 PM @ Quadra Island Community Centre - feat. Alexandra
Morton, co-hosted by Sierra Club of BC Quadra Island
*Also - New from Rafe: Campbell in Full Flight*
"I can only say this about Gordon Campbell's resignation: if Damien
and I did anything to assist this happening I'm only sorry that we didn't do more and quicker. He was not only a bad leader - he
disgraced himself and us. As an environmentalist I must also say that
no matter who takes over as Liberal leader, they will need to do a
massive 180 degree turn to even begin the recapturing of our province
from the forces of greed..."
And a plea to everyone, if you haven't seen it yet, check out this
remarkable speech from Corky Evans - incredibly timely and speaks to
everything we're talking about on our "Take Back Our BC" Tour:
Btw, keep your eyes on David Emerson who just happened to speak out today.
He, too is part of the Kinsella coral. Follow the fixers and who has a record of sitting at the same table together where big stakes are held.
It's all part of the shuffling of the deck of cards - nothing really changes with this private Club.
Campbell at the helm threatened
all of their vested interests as did VanderZalm.
The cleaver came down.
Campbell is such a liar that there's no doubt the attmmpt to shift the reason for his resignation announcement over to the HST, as if that's all that wrong; that the MSM are playing his game only underscores the falsity of it....don't believe anything the man says, this most of all...
including Keith Baldrey's TEARFUL disbelief at the overwhelming negative comments about his beloved Gordon Campbell, and how the blog readers display "very little gracefulness".
Oh for gawd's sake Keith, grow up!
Open your eyes and start looking at the victim's that are strewn by the wayside as a result of Campbell's ruthless plundering of the province.
Excellent points Norm, highly recommended reading.
Norman Farrell ... if you scroll down on his blog a bit ... has written a generous comment about BC Mary, too.
I'm about this much taller, as a result. WooHOOO.
Class act, that Norm Farrell. Smart too.
Comments section of my blog is having some Hallowe-en games, I think.
Thanks for your patience. I've been trying to remember to make a copy of my own comments when I visit another blog, as the same things keep happening.
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