February 27, 2011 by readlisaread
How about with 2 flashlights and a mirror? Oh no…that’s a different question….. For anyone reading this from outside of BC, this is what I’m referencing: This is who is going to run our province. I’d like to say I am speechless, but I guess I’m not, and really, on some level not actually surprised. I mean, this is the same party that elected Gordon Campbell as their leader. But I really, honestly, didn’t think that even Liberals (now, there is a misnomer!) could ever sink to these depths, but clearly I was wrong….again.
What follows is an open letter to the Premier Delegate, the New Leader, the Reinvented Ms. Clarke.
I feel like I can address you by your first name, since we’ve been through so much together. Working moms, just wanting to do the best for our families. Of course, while you were the Minister of Education, I was just a lowly teacher. Well, that is to say, I didn’t feel like a Lowly Teacher until the Liberals really got rolling, and totally decimated public education, declaring us an essential service and giving the Fraser Institute open license to sodomize us on a yearly basis. It’s funny, because many of you Cabinet Ministers had your kids in private school at the time. In fact, I believe you yourself only ever attended Private School. And yet, you were the Provincial Expert, you were the one who was going to chart a course for all the children in BC, seeing to all their educational needs……are you proud of the job you did in that position? Because I have to be honest with you, Chris, I wasn’t feeling the love back then.
So, now you are (almost) the Big Cheese, the Grande Fromage of this amazing, resource-rich, breath-takingly beautiful piece of Western North America. So, I’m going to lay it out for you, Clarke-o-Rama. This is how I see it. I’d like to think that you learned from your past arrogance, that you did some voice-coaching to tame that shrill note, and that you have a New Attitude towards BC and the people who live here. I’d like to think that you left politics because you were heartily sickened by what you saw happening, and vowed to only come back if you saw the opportunity to right past wrongs, and effect Good change. I’d like to believe that you are going to lead the fight against privatizing all of our services– like Education, and Health care–that you are going to think to yourself: “You know, most of the teachers and nurses in this province have more education and experience in their jobs than I do….maybe I should trust them, instead of revile them.”
I’d like to believe all that, CC, just like I’d like to believe you are an honest, church-going Hockey mom who only wants to do the right thing. I’ll tell you what–if you want to come hang out for a day in a normal public Middle School, see how the common folk are getting on with their lives….why don’t you swing by? I’m only an hour from Victoria and the Legislature. That reminds me of something else you and I have in common, Christy-darling–I’ve been in the Assembly too! I was a teacher delegate on 2 occasions to the Parliamentary Democracy Institute, and we got to tour the buildings, and sit in the house, and all sorts. We also got a real education for a week on how democracy is supposed to work in this province. I still have my notes if you want to come over and study, sometime.
Anyway, Clarkinator, I guess I better sign off. You are going to be pretty busy, and I know you won’t have tonnes of time for me for awhile. But don’t you worry, I’ll be watching. And remembering. Oh yes, I will be remembering.
PS– on the plus side, at least you beat Kevin Falcon!