They who are wielding the machetes over the carcass of Mr. Kurtz'.....errrrr..... Mr. Campbell's gored oxen need 18,000 signatures to trigger a recall of Ida Chong.
Which, given that they have Big Mo' and some 600 canvassers on their side, sounds eminently doable.
Here is a line worth considering before you place your bets, taken directly from the Machete Wielders' Website:
|Oak Bay-Gordon Head (OBG)||8997||5731|
The second numeral was the magic number of petition signatorees needed to get the recall rollin' for real in Ms. Chong's riding of Oak Bay Gordon('s) Head....And the first numeral was the number signatoree's they say they actually got, which was almost 60% above what was needed.
Which is very impressive indeed.
But it is still only half of what they need now.
Regardless how this thing turns out in the end, you've gotta hand it to the Machete Wielders, because it would appear that they have handed the proMedia Mavens exactly what they want - which is a combination Soap Opera/Daily Sporting Event that will build with each passing day as the numbers start to roll in.
Which, of course, begs the real question....
Will they get to that incredibly heavy Eighteen?
Personally, I have no idea, even though I grew up in that riding.*
However, I do figure that we will know they are getting awfully darned close if Mr. Campbell suddenly appears on our TeeVee screens sometime in late January a hundred pounds overweight, with shaved head, screaming....
"Exterminate the Brutes!"
Of course, that weight gain would be greatly assisted if, perish the thought, Mr. Campbell was to fall off the Diet Coke wagon and start in on the harder stuff, like, say, Jolt Cola......
*One thing I can say for sure though is that if ever there was a riding where little old ladies who wouldn't want to get in trouble for signing something they're not supposed to (and yes, we're looking at YOU, Mr. James) might suddenly turn into refuseniks en masse, it just might might be Oak Bay.