There is no question that Christy Clark’s days as leader of the BC Liberals are over, it’s only a matter of time and in what way it occurs and because of that, I got thinking about how Clark could try to save face after reading this note from a BC blogger who has unearthed many of her scandals:
Here is how much of a “conservative” Clark is….over the weekend I received several phone calls from federal Liberal strategists in Ottawa. These are friends I’ve had since I was there–over twenty years ago. Every single last one of them tells of how Mark Marissen, Clark’s ex-husband and others in her federal Liberal circle of influence have suggested that Christy would make a great leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. (see here)
Not that Christy Clark and her ex-husband Mark Marissen don’t probably believe that she has a shot at winning but the real benefit is that she can wriggle out without having to deal with a caucus revolt orchestrated by Kevin Falcon. This move to have her dethroned is very likely especially now that van Dongen departed leaving behind his BC Rail time-bomb (see here).
Strategically, it’s the best solution for the Liberals and their business backers who are freaking out at the prospects of a NDP government and would not only stop the bleeding to the BC Conservatives, it would probably end the hope of them winning any seats in next May’s election.