Christy Clark’s new “Harperite” hires are hurting federal Conservatives in BC

Liberal Christy Clark’s new-found ‘love’ for all things conservative is not only blowing up in her face, it is becoming a liability for us true federal Conservatives out this way in BC.

My warnings about Clark’s hiring of Conservative Trojan Horse Ken Boessenkool (see here) has actually begun to manifest in a way I didn’t foresee but in hindsight, makes perfect sense.

Christy Clark has many of the BC media in her back pocket who have done their best to ignore negative stories, deflect and flat-out misdirect for her benefit and even now when Clark’s newly hired people earn the ire of the media, they lash out at Harper instead.

Clark’s new communication director is Sara MacIntyre who last worked for PM Stephen Harper, was hired by her friend Boessenkool and has unbelievably ticked-off the BC media including her friends within. For a lesson on how not to do your job as a media coordinator, check out these two Global videos from Tuesday and Wednesday. You will never find anything this bad and think that this happened on back-to-back days in the first week on the job.

Did you notice the voice heard in the Wednesday video stating “that may be the way the Prime Minister’s office works but that’s not the way things are done here in BC”?

And also, check out how CBC is also playing it the same way:

The new media strategy is fronted by a new communications director, Sara MacIntyre, who used to work in the Prime Minister’s Office under Stephen Harper.

MacIntyre raised hackles at an event Tuesday when she started using a Harper style of media management, calling on reporters from a list of names rather than allowing a more traditional scrum.

MacIntyre is the third hire from among the ranks of former PMO staffers.

Ken Boessenkool, who served as senior policy advisor and strategist to Harper, is the premier’s new chief of staff, and Dimitri Pantazopoulos, the former Harper pollster, has been named principal secretary. (see here)

No mention of course that there may actually be very good reasons why these people are no longer working for Harper.

Update: Proving my point is this Tweet from CTV’s Don Martin

“Former PMO flak Sara MacIntyre must be missing the national press gallery after this BC encounter . Ouch”

Update: And on it goes… CTV’s Bob Fife  “The exchange brought back all the memories of what we go through every day with the Harper government: tight media control, lack of respect for the media. She’s taken the Harper media plan and brought it to B.C.,” (see here)

Update: Globe columnist latest to attach Christy Clark’s rudeness to Harper here

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14 Responses to “Christy Clark’s new “Harperite” hires are hurting federal Conservatives in BC”

  1. james Says:

    Hitching up with a loser who is about to be tossed from office is STUPID beyond words. Chuck Strahl just put out a puff piece in the Vancouver Sun or Province yesterday I believe about how he’s working with Christie to rebuild the free enterprise coalition. Chuck you should be breaking it apart you fool because it’s going to happen anyway after election day. I used to respect that man.

    • BC Blue Says:

      Have you read anything more embarrassing than that piece of BS signed by Strahl? Also remember, Strahl opposed Harper during the leadership race.

  2. Liz J Says:

    Talk about the convoluted politics of Quebec, I think BC is in one hell of a mess. Has Clark cast a spell on former BC Reform/Alliance/Conservatives? Talk about one strange stew a’brewin’ on the left coast! Are the Liberals and Conservatives mutually exclusive?

  3. Steven Says:

    I dont know BC , it looks like she was getting ambushed by the MSM, she stated clearly that it was not her press release and it is not unusual for for politicians to not have medai availability all the time

    • BC Blue Says:

      Oh please…that was no “ambush”. Why would you even try to make that claim and defend MacIntyre?

    • james Says:

      Why the hell would senior reporters be there if it was just supposed to be a stupid photo op? They would have just sent cameras and some intern.

  4. Robbie Says:

    Sean Leslie attempted a feeble defense of SMac Down, the Com Diva, on NW around 12:50 PM. Certainly gave her a cushion to land on. Are you at all surprised? Didn’t think so.

  5. Anne Bennett (@AnneKavkaz) Says:

    Why did the old Social Credit not become Conservtive instead of Liberal?

  6. Barb Says:

    I am just so miffed at why any real conservative would hitch their wagon to as Liberal as they come Cristy. I guess like Dean says to make money off the BC taxpayer, what else would be their excuse. They obviously don’t think too much of Mr. Cummins, next they’ll be cozying up to Mr. Dix…..

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