Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Shuffling the deck

The Campbell cabinet was downsized earlier this week.

Unlike Premier Campbell's first term, the last minute shuffle did not see a Burnaby MLA get bumped up to cabinet. Last time Patty Sahota was promoted to cabinet but the increased profile did not save her from defeat.

With a slim majority, the Liberals either feel safe in their three Burnaby seats or have chosen to write a Burnaby riding or two off in an effort to get the 43 they need to retain their majority.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHat profile? She was given a Ministry to save her seat, which obvously didn't work.

Look to the BC Liberals to write off the seats in Burnaby to save those which actually need party resources.

Face facts. Harry isn't worth saving and is a waste of party resources.

Richard is promising, but John doesn't do anything except be the subject of "me and the MLA" pictures taken by supporters and the odd PR event involving government grant money.

2/01/2009 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, actually I agree with the above poster.

I just thought it's funny how Gordon Campbell is playing it safe. Gordon now is looking to defend 42 seats for majority instead of the current number of seats while Carole James is pursuing this "82 riding" strategy seeking for change. In a year where people may want to see change, Carole James' strategy may prove more effective in attracting new voters.

So Harry Richard and John are now by themselves and NDP will be going after them like hounds. I thought the double digit lead in the poll would have given the premier some more confidence in defending all seats. But he is the one that brought BCLIB to almost wipe out BCNDP, so what can I say. But it looks like Gordon Campbell is abandoning urban voters and also suburban voters. Though I deeply believe that suburban voters such as us or Okanagan, Nanaimo etc. will be the ones that will decide this election and for Campbell to forgo these voters in his calculation in my opinions will be his failing. But who can blame him, Campbell himself may even be defeated in his own riding.

2/01/2009 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BC Liberals can send resource to only so many ridings.

Campbell is as of today violating his own view of deficits and will also once thebudget is passed also legislation his government brought in during their first term.

Go figure.

2/02/2009 5:32 PM  

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