I found it very curious that suddenly, everywhere, the local media was jumping all over that ridiculous quote from Christy Clark about how she hates working in the legislative trenches in Victoria.
For all kinds of reasons, including the fact that she has said the opposite many times in the past which, in my opinion, means it was just another variation on her ongoing, but now failing, pretend-populist grift.
But, regardless, what really got me rubbing my chin was the timing of the recent stampeding of the media herd.
Because the original quote was actually buried deep beneath the lede in a piece from the NaPo's Bruce Hutchinson that was published weeks ago.
And we commented on it then in the wake of the total silence from the nattering nabobs who uttered nary a word at the time.
All of which has me wondering, especially given the rapid response follow-up from a whole lotta Dippers in all kinds of media, including the Twit machine....
Is there a not-so surreptitious, double-secret probation anti-smear site oppo-research-driven campaign going down that is actually able to turn the herd?
And one can only assume that the Dean is safely back on dry land now that the extended three hour cruise is over...