On display Tuesday evening was a lesson on how to make a dud out of what should be a good-news political announcement.
I am still waiting to hear back from the BC Conservative brainiacs about why a newly converted BC Liberal backer (who was immediately named Deputy Chair of their Finance Committee) made such a mess out of a media event yesterday.
Inexplicably, Rick Peterson had Dan Veniez (a failed federal Liberal MP candidate) introduce him at his nomination bid who says things like this about Stephen Harper:
G+M:”Harper denies knowledge of ‘black ops’- Utter horse shit! Cons entire model is fundamentally predicated on black-ops. Always has been
Also, as there is no official nomination open, did Rick Peterson make his media-attended announcement (which revealed the very embarrassing detail that this riding (Vancouver-Quilchena) has only 14 current BC Conservative members) without the party knowledge or with their blessing?
Either way, it made them look very silly, unprofessional, woefully unprepared for an election and because federal Conservative support is so vital, I’m sure it also made many people in Ottawa and BC wonder what the heck is going on?
So much for the story about BC Con leader John Cummins saying that they are being very careful about their candidates I guess huh? (see here)
Update: I was reminded of the Conservative’s ’09 campaign manager Guy Giorno’s slap-down in January of Veniez on Twitter
@danveniez Do you still stand by your prediction that my strategy was going to lead the CPC to defeat in the general election?