Cap’n Clark’s ship is currently sailing through troubled waters towards B.C.’s 2013 provincial election.
Anyone familiar with the story ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson will recall how Long John Silver masqueraded as the ship’s cook in order to conceal his mutinous intent.
Cap’n Clark has admitted Preston Manning gives her navigational advice from time to time. Knowing the hand of an Ex-Reform Party leader is on Christy’s tiller raises several questions. What will happen if Cap’n Dix’s ragtag horde of bellicose buccaneers threatens to outmaneuver Clark’s creaky craft? Will Cap’n Christy be given the “Black Spot” by Preston Manning on behalf of her callous caucus? Will Long John Cummins and his mettlesome band of tight-fisted Conservative step forward to lead the lacklustre Liberal coalition of mutineers? Will Christy be tossed overboard, or will she depart smiling?
The political suspense is building. But let’s face it; most British Columbians would rather watch the stick-wielding antics of the hapless Canucks rather than spend time scrutinizing a rowdy bunch of petty political pirates.
Lloyd Atkins, Vernon