You want it both ways on everything, which is what makes it laughable.
Herb Pond’s decisions as Mayor shouldn’t be judged if he runs for MLA. Sounds like Sarah Palin. But Herb Pond’s successes as Mayor should definitely count! Just not his bad decisions, they shouldn’t count!
The City was in financial trouble, which is why they needed to raise personal and business taxes to a record level. But that shouldn’t count, because Herb is still pro-business! So just ignore the raising of business taxes, ok? Let’s leave that one out!
But wait, the City wasn’t in financial trouble, because it was able to buy a cable company. So we raised taxes, while the City dove into the private sector. But let’s just ignore that bit if he runs for MLA.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Herb Pond’s views toward Citywest contradict the BC Liberal ideology and practice (see Skeena Cellulose, BC Rail, etc). I know if I was a small business owner and saw my taxes go up while the City was buying a cable company without any consultation, I’d be pissed off.
But you go ahead and insist that the bad parts of his record shouldn’t matter, because municipal government is different than provincial government. Then go ahead and insist that the good parts of his record should matter, because his performance as mayor would be an indication of his performance as MLA.
It’s called denial, and it’s not just a river in Egypt.
I’m seriously keeping your posts on the role of government, though, because I think they are priceless, especially for someone who identifies as “right wing.”
Government’s role is to buy companies to provide competition with the private sector! Hilarious!