Update, Friday June 10/16: To be very clear, I wrote this post before Ms. Clark's letter was published in the Vancouver Sun which I consider to be a completely separate matter entirely..My response to Ms. Clark's letter is...Here.
From the good Ms. Tyabji's recent interview with John Ackerman of CKWX:
"...So, you want to talk about corporate donations, don’t say, ‘What are the donors getting for providing big money in intimate settings in a private house?’ Talk about what your suggestion is of what should happen otherwise, like, ‘Are you wanting the taxpayers to pay for political parties?’ Say that. If you’re going to go after corporate donations, go after across the field. Don’t target this premier in that highly sexual way. That is highly inappropriate..."
First there is the pretzel logic about how super-secret big money meet-ups with the Premier and members of her government are actually saving us all money, which is laughable in the extreme. So much so that I won't even bother to go into it any further here.
But then there is the seemingly bizarre claim that the citizenry's call for an end to big money in BC politics is tinged with misogyny and sexism (which are themes that Ms. Tyabji brings up elsewhere in the interview by the way).
Why 'seemingly' bizarre, you might ask?
It turns out that this type of inoculation strategy was used to great effect by a BC Liberal party operative in the run-up to the last election back in the spring of 2013.
Laila dealt with that story more effectively than anyone on the Interwebz and/or the public prints at the time.
Unfortunately, the local proMedia was not willing to get to the heart of the matter in the way that Laila did.
And, just in case you missed it, Laila has a new post up about something else about the words, deeds and actions of the Premier's biographer and the BC Liberal government that is making her go.....Hmmmmmm.