....Will Their Shirts Be Brown?
Update: At bottom of post
Michael Smyth had the story (handed to him?), this morning, in The Province:
If you happen to spot roving packs of young people searching high and low through the streets of your town this summer, don't panic - they might not be looking to start a riot or swarm some poor wimp to steal his iPod....
They could simply be gangs of fresh-faced young Christy Clark fans, out to show the world the B.C. Liberal Party isn't dead just yet.
What will these perky political whippersnappers be seeking?...
So, starting today, young Liberals will fan out across the province, looking behind every tree and under every rock, in their desperate safari search for the NDP's hidden agenda....
The Liberal Party's summer interns - eager young university students all crazy for Christy - came up with the idea, will lead the search and post their findings online...
And, of course, another smear site has also been set up set up.
(what's wrong, other ones aren't working?)
One of the interesting things about all of this is that the spokesmodel who rolled this codswallop out to the good Mr. Smyth was not some young Rolfe from 'The Sound Of Music'.
Instead, it was the BC Liberal Party's middle-aged and well-connected Herr Zeller, who once did his part to both elect and then pump-up-the media volume for Spam-A-Lot:
..."They'll be looking for Adrian Dix's policy platform - it's gotta be out there somewhere," explains Mike McDonald, the Liberals' top election strategist...
..."You'll see pictures of them on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler, checking behind the 'Welcome to Salmon Arm' sign - anywhere and everywhere."...
...(Mr. Smyth's) own take? The campaign is a bit too cheesy, the pictures on the website are Photoshopped fakes ("for illustrative purposes - real ones are coming," the Liberals promise), and the captions are badly written ("We wasted our time-o in Nanaimo looking for Dix's plan". . . ugh)....
Perhaps Herr McDonald does have something in common with Rolfe, after all, in that he refuses to see the real Liesl, who is most definitely not being played by Julia-Louis Dreyfus in this one (which is not to say that the producers/wizards behind the real curtain have not already cast Ms. Clark to suddenly start playing 16, going on 17) hiding right there in front of him behind the crpyts in his own party's graveyard scene.
Pushback against this chapter in the endless songbook of lameyosity that these people are constantly re-writing looks like it might turn out to be fun.
Or, more likely, not.
Interesting, don'cha think that they would go to Smyth with this thing this particular weekend, eh?....Tryin' to do a little CLBC channel-changin' perhaps....Again, as I said above, lameyosity pure and simple....Any takers on short odds that it will show up on at least one of the Watercarrier-In-Chiefs' shows by tomorrow?
Update: 4:15pm Sunday afternoon....Well, well, well...Turns out that we were off by a full 18 hours...Grant G., in the comments, reports that Herr Zeller was on with the first Watercarrier, Mr. Leslie, this very day...And guess what...The Rolfe-Lites twisting the dials (ie. running the Twitter feed) back at Christy-Control are actually bragging about it!.....Btw for those who are into these things the hashing place for laughin' yourself silly at the lameness be #hiddenplan....Genius, I tell 'ya....Pure genius!