Liberal MLA Terry Lake is digging through anti-HST proponents websites, blogs and Facebook pages trying to dig up dirt in an effort to discredit them.
Lake is the Chair of the obscure Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives that hadn’t done anything in 16 years until the anti-HST petition was given to it by Elections BC. Lake is one of the Liberal committee members who are under threat of being recalled due to their low vote win total and numbers of petition signers in their ridings.
Lake is now rooting through the interwebs looking for quotes from anti-HST activists to use against organizer Bill Vander Zalm.
So far Lake has lathered himself up in a faux rage over:
Recall organizer Gary Edwards who posted on his blog:
“the bastards in Victoria” “the Liberal Liars Club” and called Campbell “a little turd”
Lead organizer in Chilliwack, Ben Besler likened Barack Obama to a terrorist on his Facebook page:
“He’ll be seen for what he truly is soon enough. Who the hell in there right mind closes G. Bay … a terrorist.”
Recall organizer in Kelowna, Al Romanchuk resigned after it surfaced that he is a supporter of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundle.
According to Lake:
“If Mr. Vander Zalm wants to be the self-styled leader of some sort of populist movement then he can’t have it both ways. You have to take responsibility for those that you’re leading”
Guess with that logic, his boss Gordon Campbell is responsible for every nutbar, fanatic or criminal that has held a Liberal membership then right? Lake could ask Campbell to start with taking responsibility with what is happening at the BC Rail trial. (see story here)
Update: Terry Lake used a very dirty political tactic to smear a cab owner during the municipal election saying Abdul Rasheed was a friend of Osama Bin Laden. Listen to the interviews here