Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interesting Choices

Gordon Campbell made some interesting additions to his cabinet yesterday.

Mary Polak - I have been impressed with her for some years now. She is smart, funny, and does not pander. She is willing to defend what she believes is right with a lot of passion, but at the same time she is very open to hearing counter arguments to her ideas and changing her mind. If she had not been part of the Surrey School Board during the whole banning books things, I would pick her as the woman to be the first elected female premier in BC.

Blair Lekstrom - proof that Gordon Campbell can be taken at his word and MLAs do not have to vote with the government. Blair voted against the government on some key pieces of legislation over the years and he has now been invited to the big table. Campbell is unique as a BC premier in that he believes that slavish support of the leader is not required. This one fact alone makes him so much a better premier than any New Democrat has been.

Iain Black - I do not know much about him other than he was instrumental in the new car seat regs, one more BC Liberal back bencher that has managed to accomplish something that matters to him. This current government has allowed the back bench to follow their ideas and get them pushed through. Once again something new for BC.

We will see how this all plays out in the coming election.
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