..."Come To Me, My Pretties!"
Shorter Ken Boessenkool To BC Conservatives
There are a whole lotta stories out there on all the backroomin' and wheelin' and dealin' that has been goin' down 'round here since the Bye-Byes in an effort to bring the lunatic fringe, which has been safely parked with the Curmudgeon for a while now, back into the slightly smelly free-enterprise big tent whose lease is, apparently, safely hidden in an old marmite jar behind the manure pile out in Paddy the K's back stable.
In our opinion Rob Shaw's pieces, including those at his VT-C blog, have been the best. The following is from his wrap-around story today:
....Premier Christy Clark's chief of staff, (former Alberta Firewaller and Stephen Harper strategist) Ken Boessenkool, started phoning Conservative organizers Friday in an attempt to open discussions between the two parties...
...Conservative party deputy campaign manager Jeff Bridge said Boessenkool asked him during a phone call Friday if changing the B.C. Liberal Party name would help the two parties work together. Boessenkool also said changing the Liberal party leadership isn't up for negotiation, said Bridge.
"That's what they want is to join together and not split the vote," said Bridge. "But the fact is, and I said this, we're on the way up and you're on the way down.
"He said, 'Well, what if we change the name of the party?' I said, 'That doesn't change the name of the players.' "...
But here's the thing.
Dipper Gwen O'Mahony garnered 41% of the vote in Wacky-Hope.
In the Fundie-Belt.
And Mr. Trassolini was well above 50% in the former BC Liberal stronghold of PoMoCo.
Just keep on keepin' on tellin' yourselves (and your watercarriers) all these fictional tales about how a cold-fusion will save you Lib-Cons....
Meanwhile, what does the Snook herself have to say?
Well, according to Mr. Shaw, it is the following:
"I don't think people want to see politicians cooking up deals behind closed doors"
Please note, no 'g's' were harmed despite their bein' repeatedly dropped in this post, on purpose.
Next up....What 'conscience rights' would mean at the pharmacist's counter 'round here if the Wicked Witches win their ultimate long game and we go full on Wild Dogwood Party here in British Columbia.