to the Metal Demonstrates Campbell's Arrogance
was Gordon Campbell when Richard Nixon learned the hard way
that the cover-up is worse than the break-in? Campbell might
not think of the Nixon example if he is so arrogant that he
believes he can get away with anything.
is understandable that the Premier doesn't want to to fire
yet another Solicitor General (after losing John Les to an
investigation), but having your driver's license taken away
due to two excessive speeding offenses, not counting numerous
lesser speeding tickets, is a serious matter. For the Minister
responsible for public safety it is disgraceful! Vaughn
Palmer pointed to the contradictions between news releases
issued by van Dongen on safe driving compared to van Dongen's
own behavior. Palmer suggested van Dongen would be a finalist
in a contest for Hypocrite of the Year.
had the option of treating van Dongen as he did John Les,
but according to
CBC national news, Campbell chose to say: "It's not
like he hasn't paid his tickets". Perhaps Campbell's
personal experience in a Hawaiian drunk tank has blurred his
judgment. Like Campbell, van Dongen put the lives of others
at risk because of his reckless behavior. Paying the fine
is not the issue for the victims of aggressive drivers.
Dongen has served up Campbell's arrogance for all to see at
the beginning of the final two weeks of the election campaign.
The Campbell government has a unique definition of accountability.
Essentially they believe that they can get away with anything
as long as they can get re-elected: drunk driving, privatizing
BC's rivers, not delivering on care for seniors, freezing
the minimum wage and selling BC Rail followed by charges of
doesn't matter what the issue is, the standard of accountability
is: if you re-elect Campbell you've approved of everything
he's done and given a blank cheque for more of the same.
to the metal and too bad for anyone who gets hurt along