It's like a billion groundhog days are playing on an endless loop inside British Columbia's beaten, bloodied, battered and bowed body politic.....
Sunny Dhillon and Justine Hunter have the story in The Globe.
And all you need is the lede to raise your blood pressure through the roof:
He served as a strategist during Christy Clark’s campaign for the BC Liberal Party leadership. Patrick Kinsella – the quintessential insider in B.C. politics – also lobbied the province to adopt a new liquor distribution system, which Ms. Clark’s government this week vowed to do.
I mean, seriously....
Do these people want absolutely everything?
Is the selling of Haida Gwaii to the jet-set and the professional hockey players who profess their love of fishing, killing stuff, and private gambling dens next?
And, while they're at it....
Maybe they can get us to throw in the Kootenays and all children under the age of 11 as well.
That's enough with the snark.
Because, as hard as you all might find it to believe, I'm actually speechless on this one.
Ian Reid has the story of another Not-Lobbyist/Campbell-Clark Government Insider trying keep his tracks covered...here.
And Dave looks hard at the numbers and decides, perhaps quite rightly, that the Birdman's budget is actually a...punishment.