Imagine what all those wannabe BC Liberal leaders are thinking about their chances of inheriting the crown left by Gordon Campbell.
Les Leyne of the Victoria Times lists some of this would-be group and includes one of their pro-HST quotes:
Cabinet minister Bill Bennett: “The HST eliminates embedded taxes … I think some of my constituents probably do not get it yet. I think they will, and the piper is going to be paid on this.”
Cabinet minister Shirley Bond: “Absolutely essential.”
Cabinet minister George Abbott: “I do not find the decision around harmonizing taxes a difficult one … It’s good public policy.”
Forests Minister Pat Bell: “One of the most important things we can do.”
First-term Liberal MLA Norm Letnick gives you the idea what it is like to be a Liberal now in BC: “I’ve never been called so many names in my life,” I don’t like it.”
Leyne concludes: “It’s not often you see an entire caucus disqualified from a leadership race before it even gets underway.”