Why would BC Conservative use Harper-hating Liberal at press conference?

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)

Also: For more on what Liberal Dan Veniez is all about, check out his many columns for the lunatic Leftie rag Vancouver Observer here and where he tried to sue Conservative MP John Westin 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?


11 Responses to “Why would BC Conservative use Harper-hating Liberal at press conference?”

  1. Jen Says:

    O/T, Have you heard CTV and the other medias ARE WETTING THEIR PANTS that their beloved OMAR KHADR who was ARRESTED WHEN JEAN CHRETIEN LIBERAL WAS IN GOVERNMENT, is comming back to Canada.

    Since the Conservatives came into power in 2006 under a Minority government, THE LIBERALS NDP BLOC have been BELLOWING CHANTING SCREAMING TOGETHER WITH THEIR BELOVED USELESS IDIOTS IN THE MEDIA for the ‘-GET THIS– for the return of their lost child OMAR KHADR left behind by the liberals to return to CANADA.

    Don’t be surprise that CBC CTV and their straggling reporters greet the terrorist back into their bosom.
    Don’t ever for one minute that he gets ‘first class interview with EVANS SOLOMON then one and one interview with Mansbridge and so on.

    • James Says:

      If you think he’ll survive long in Canada you are fooling yourself. No inside knowledge or anything but I can’t believe the CIA wants this dude that close to the US.

  2. Jen Says:

    O/T, Jack & Oliva caught living in a taxpayers-subsidized Co-op

    The Real Jack Layton—with or without his clothes

    -Saturday, April 30, 2011


  3. BDFT Says:

    I am really starting to regret letting John Cummings talk me out of 10.00 to join the BC Cons. I argued with him that it would be a waste of money because the BC Conservatives would constantly screw up doing things like this. He insisted that things had changed and that he had things under control. Looks like someone didn’t get the memo.

    • BC Blue Says:

      Email him as well as the BC Con board members and let them know how you feel about a Liberal like Veniez being the public face of your party.

      • Liz J Says:

        Do the BC Conservatives think the road to power is playing palsy-walsy with Liberals or former Liberals?
        IMO they need to stop it, stand alone, define themselves going boldly forth as Conservatives.
        When this sort of mucking about goes on Liberals win.

  4. Roy Says:

    you guys give him a chance to do something he may be doing something rite now. if nothings done about it with in a week or so then send him e-mail

  5. BDFT Says:

    I just sent them an email complaining about Veniez and received this in turn. Looks like politics as usual. Sigh.
    “I am not sure where your information comes from. No one by the name of Dan Veniez is on our media team. And I have no idea who the religious fanatics are to whom you are alluding. If you have further concrete information to back your comments up please by all means pass it on to us.We can’t do anything about situations if we don’t know what people are talking about.
    Reed Elley
    BC Conservative Party”

  6. Roy Says:

    I don’t like what Dan veniez tried to do in Northern BC I was living in a small town when he was there so I thought it was kinda wierd that he would try to run for the federal liberals. where as I put him in his spot. because he didn`t think I knew about what he did in northern B.C. But I will hold on to judgement about the B.C Conservatives getting him in the party untill I know more about it. this may not even happen this could be someone in the BC Conservatives trying to make john Cummings look bad we`ll see if mr cummings endorses him or not. now all we need to get is John Reynolds with John Cummings.

    • BC Blue Says:

      I can confirm from my correspondence with the BC Conservatives that they fully endorsed and enjoyed the media exposure of Veniez being at that press conference.

  7. Lib MP candidate who endorsed BC Con candidate calls party and leader Cummins nasty names « BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all… Says:

    […] In March, Liberal MP candidate Dan Veniez was allowed by the BC Conservative brainiacs to introduce their hand-picked candidate and recently converted Liberal Rick Peterson at his nomination media event even though Veniez is a hard-core Harper-hater (see here). […]

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