Musings —02.28.2011 10:30 AM—
From my friend and former colleague John Ibbitson:
Ms. Clark will replace outgoing British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell – an icon, if one were needed, for the old, tired crew who have either left, been pushed or face being pushed by voters who want new voices at the table playing a different political game.”
One, it’s high time: too many old farts like me still dominate Canadian politics. Perhaps Christy’s win – a smart, sensible, single mom – signals a new day dawning.
Two, her win makes me feel old! I remember well the 1993 federal campaign, when a younger Christy Clark was camped out at a smallish desk outside our cramped war room space. Then, as now, she was an amazing person, and clearly destined for great things.
Go Christy, go!