Friday, December 17, 2010

Who Needs Hardball At Home When You Can Hit The Road For Slowpitch


How else to explain why Christy Clark has suddenly disappeared from the bright lights and big cities and is now spending all of her time heading to every corner of the province so that she can be put through the ringer by the tough-as-nails, ink-stained wretches like those who ply their trade at, say, the Nelson Star:

Christy Clark said Thursday it’s no accident she’s the first Liberal leadership hopeful to touch down in West Kootenay.

“I’m travelling to every region of the province as quickly as I can, so I can come back again before the leadership [vote] is held,” she said during a meet-and-greet with local party supporters at the Hume Hotel.....

No accident, indeed.



I wonder if she's planning to do any of that far-flung travelling by rail?

You know, kind of like Big Ed Muskie did oh-so-successfully during the liberal...errrr...Democratic party leadership campaign, lo those many years ago.

What's that you say?

Passenger rail service to far flung regions of the province of British Columbia was gutted by the government that Christy Clark used to be a part of, starting back in 2002, in advance of the big BC Rail long, long, long longterm lease-off deal to CN Rail and the subsequent limited-reach tourist-train deal that the latter fine folks did with Rocky Mountain?

And by the way, there is absolutely no truth to the completely unsubstantiated and unfounded whispers that a slightly cynical, but still jovial, local Boo-Hoo was spotted sitting at the end of the bar at the Hume Hotel long after the candidate had left town muttering something under his breath that may or may not have had something to do with a long forgotten problem that the professional bright-lighted and big-citified pro-pundits once had with something called the "Ibogaine Effect".....Even more unsubstantiated is the totally ridiculous rumour that some folks in Nelson, ink-stained or otherwise, might themselves have personal knowledge of said effect.



Rev.Paperboy said...

dear god, not ibogaine! not among our once-proud political class! Not again.
Just imagine if Hunter Thompson had gotten that job at the Vancouver Sun way back in 1958 - what a different world we would live in.

RossK said...


If only because the good Docktor could have done to VPalmer what he did to Bill Grieder back when the former was still a young rock critic pretending he was actually workin' for JWenner.

Or some such thing.


scrujk said...

"Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." - HST

RossK said...


excellent point.....

And then there is this one from the good Docktor as well:

""Journalism is a low trade and habit worse than heroin."

Which makes blogging what, exactly?

Anonymous said...

AT the risk of being just an average citizen and no journalist, I would like to add

Beware of Christy Clark, she wears a false halo.

RossK said...

Anon Above--

Very fine average citizen advice, indeed.



kootcoot said...

Christy wears a halo? Jeepers I thought it was a toilet seat on her head.

RossK said...


The Church of The Sacred Bleeding Halo-Lav, perhaps?