To the editor:
If you have ever watched the movie The Wizard of Oz, I think you will agree Christy Clark has a lot in common with Dorothy’s three companions. Since being elected to the position of Premier, by the members of the B.C. Liberal party, Clark has demonstrated the deficiencies that bedevilled the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.
During those first heady days of becoming B.C.’s Premier, Clark spoke confidently about her intention to have an early election to obtain a direct mandate from British Columbians. Before, during and immediately after the HST referendum, she dithered and dithered before finally declaring the people of B.C. had told her they did not want an election.
Like the Tin Man at the beginning of the movie, Christy must lack a heart; otherwise she would nurture the truth.
Like the Scarecrow, she must lack a brain; otherwise she would have the intelligence to tell a more credible lie.
And like the Lion, she must lack courage; otherwise she would have the guts to admit the polls indicated she would lose an early election.
Clark and her ragtag Liberal companions are now committed to slogging their way down The Yellow Brick Road until 2013. The truth about Clark and her band of fellow travellers will be revealed as they struggle to deal with the inevitable political and financial surprises that await them.
Christy, the time has come to turn off the photo-op camera lights and get to work. During your upcoming adventures you just might discover your heart, your brain and your courage.