I honestly wonder if there is absolutely anything the Clark government does that is isn't driven either by the greedeology of the cronies or political expediency*.
Case in point, this sudden dumping of cash on a handful of rural school districts as noted by Tracy Sherlock and Rob Shaw in today's VSun.
Here is their lede:
Frustrated school trustees say a last-minute dump of cash by the premier might save nine rural schools from closure but it also comes infuriatingly late in the year, undermines months of work by trustees explaining to outraged parents why closures were necessary and leaves districts scrambling to change budgets within a two-week deadline.
Premier Christy Clark announced Wednesday a $2.7-million fund that can be used by six school districts to save nine rural and remote schools earmarked for closure due to budget cuts or declining enrolment...
Does this mean that the 'independents' weren't willing to swoop in and do something for the greater good?
*Of course the really Big!!! Win!!! for the Clarklandians and their Wizard Army comes when they can meld the greedeology and the expediency into one giant ball of codswallop that they are then able to convince the rubes to swallow whole....Examples abound.