....All Handcuffs On Deck!
A lot of folks in the British Columbia bloggodome that know way more about the nitty gritty of provincial politics than I do, and that includes people like Sean Holman, Bernard von Schulmannand Ian Reid, have been trying to make sense of Gordon Campbell's cabinet/ministry/building code shuffle that was announced a couple of days ago as the warm-up act to tonight's really Big Shooooo*.
And, truth be told, I think our good friend kootcoot might have come closest when he described it as a shuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic before it even happened.
But then I thought about it a little more, especially in the wake of the bizarre bit of weirdness wherein John Les became the newly-minted champion of the HST.
And I was suddenly struck dumb with the realization that none of it actually has to make any sense at all from a policy and/or a 'getting things done' point of view (see: Bennett, Bill).
The one truest/truthiest purpose of all of them all was to give all of Mr. Campbells' minions (so-called) new-and-improved duties that will make it that much harder for them to jump ship if the thing really starts to go down when the recall campaigns begin in earnest.
In other words, maybe what the Premier really did here was to handcuff his crew to the railings of the S.S. Gordon Campbell so that he can now, starting tonight, place hisred-mittened hands firmly on the tiller and head straight for the icy-cool, ultra-whiteness of The Headband and The Teeth that are lurking just over the horizon.
All of which ignores the actual, real diamond-hard truth of the matter.
Which is that The Zalms and their friends are just the teeniest tip perched atop the British Columbia public's massive Angerberg....
This should be fun to watch.
Especially if and/or when the gnawing starts.
*A really Big Shoooo that Mr. Holman plans to Liveblog starting at 6:30pm over at PublicEye......