Update: To read all about Mr. Palmer's very relevant VSun print column, where he names and blames all concerned in a good way (and I do a half-a-mama-mea-culpa), please see here.
This morning Vaughn Palmer was on Philip Till's radio show talking about, as they described it, the farcical (Palmer) and the disgraceful (Till) goings on in the Legislative Budget Committee.
Here is what they did not describe:
....That the BC Liberal Party is in control of the committee and, presumably, has held that control for the last eleven years.
....Who the Chair of the committee is.
....Why the committee, which is controlled by the BC Liberal Party, would not, or could not, release the relevant account details that the Auditor General asked for.
...Who is responsible for compiling those account details and who hired them.
Here is what Mr. Palmer and Mr Till did do.
They did 'blame' the NDP.
And they did so explicitly (i.e. it was not inferred).
Well, because, as they noted, the NDP does have two members on the committee.
Which is the minority.
Which means that, according to Mr. Palmer, "they could have done more".
Maybe Christy Clark was right at that barbeque a couple of weeks ago.
But for all the wrong reasons.
Look....I am not saying that any and all committee members should not be held to account here, particularly if they were privvy to the apparent 'shenanigans'....But I am saying here that to go immediately, first, and only after two minority members of a longstanding committee is bizarre (and farcical and disgraceful?) in the extreme....
And, before Bob gives me a hard time....Why was I listening to the P.Diddly show this morning?....Well...Fell asleep listening to the NW sports talking show last night...Which reminds me...What the heckfire have they done with/to Dan Russell anyway?