Monday, May 09, 2011
Gordon Campbell was Blackmailed
By Mike De Wolfe
November 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 an 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.
Source is HERE
This anonymous comment follows a Jeff Lee column in Vancouver Sun dated May 9, 2011. On the eve of the Point Grey by-election which may possibly give the new BC premier a seat in the BC Legislature, it suggests that B.C. citizens are mad as hell and might not be willing to take it any more. Interesting that Vancouver Sun allowed this comment to be published, isn't it? ...
PavCo says $850 million BC Place budget rumour is all smoke
By Jeff Lee
Vancouver Sun - May 9, 2011
An anonymous comment:
Vancouver Real Estate = Drug Money
A crooked town run by crooked people. Just because someone wears a suit you think you can trust them. Take a look at the facts, 10 years of Fiberal rule and organized crime has a free pass, corruption is everywhere, illegal drug money and the proceeds of crime from foreign shore keep the real estate market alive. The law society of British Colombia is bag boy for global organized crime syndicates that love the no questions asked when purchasing land in cash. The zero enforcement of financial crime laws, and the exclusion of real estate from seize of assets obtained through criminal enterprise. If you really want to stop the Casino industry in BC then you have to go after in earnest the promoters and financiers of organized crime, the power behind the throne of political parties in British Colombia, International organized crime and the local crime syndicates. Do you really believe a 4 story walk-up in downtown Vancouver should cost nearly 2 billion dollars. Do you really think that 20 million dollars of tax payer money spent on a trail, by the primiers office should not have any records of how the money was spent, or even if it was. Do your really believe that a political party that spends $6 million dollars to protect organized crime members, is looking after your interests. The Fiberals are talking about family, not your family, but the La Cosa Nostra Family. It is time to clean house in British Colombia, to send the crooked con-men and their penny stock fraud, immigration fraud, real estate fraud the get out of town message. ICAC now lets put the crooks in jail not public office. If you want a better future for your children, then help put the organized crime and their members in jail, not public office. Don't wait until they have sold off all your jobs, eduction, housing, and business opportunities. Put a fiberal in jail and save democracy. 10 years of Fiberal rule and the unemployment to show for it.