Mike Smyth had a most interesting piece in The Province yesterday in which he called a Adrian Dix a 'weasel' because, as leader of the Opposition, he hasn't released his own budget yet.
Seriously (or laughably, depending on how you look at these things):
Adrian Dix, the man who would be premier, took a sledgehammer Wednesday to the Liberal government's newly balanced budget.
The NDP leader slammed the modest 2.6-per-cent increase in health-care spending, saying it won't meet public demand for services, so it's effectively a cut.
He attacked the $800-million "fire sale" of government assets, criticized the four-per-cent hike in MSP premiums and accused the government of tabling a "bogus budget" that's not really balanced at all.
So how would Dix do it differently if he wins the May election?
Let's run them down one at a time, shall we? But I'll warn you now: the guy is slipperier than a greased weasel...
This kind of codswallop would mean nothing.
Except, as a reader pointed out in the thread to the last post, it is already being wurlitzered all over the place, especially on the (notso)Giant 98.
Which means the releasing of the GhostTwitMonkeys and the cranking-up of a new set of smear-ads can't be far behind.
Think I'm being overly sensitive about all of this?
Well, maybe you're right.
Then again, unless I missed it, I'm pretty sure the folks over at Corus haven't had the VSun's Craig McInnes on to counter Mr. Smyth's baseless smear with this:
Liberal MLAs demandingDix platform should decide if campaign now on. If so, they should shut down Leg andstop government ads. #bcpoli
— Craig McInnes (@CraigMcInnes) February 21, 2013
And one can only wonder about the howls of outrage from other Lotuslandian proMedia 'club' members that would very likely erupt if one of their own were to call the current (not)Premier, or had called the Premier before her, 'slipperier than a greased weasel'....Seriously (and I, for one, am not laughing)...
Oh, and speaking of the Twittmachine.... backed with.....This.