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FORSETH – The leaders’ debate: ‘You didn’t do this, you didn’t do that’

Smile! (Image: B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

HERE’S MY synopsis of the televised election debate last night (April 26, 2017) between BC Liberal Christy Clark, the Green Party’s Andrew Weaver, and John Horgan for the NDP.

Lights — Cameras — Action.  And then basically the same thing played out over and over, throughout the 90 minutes.

Christy Clark

Jobs

sickly smile

You’ll add more taxes

Sickly smile

$1 a day

Andrew Weaver (alternately looking left to right — alternately pointing left to right)

You didn’t do this …

You didn’t do that …

You should have done this …

You should have done that …

John Horgan (I’ll keep smiling no matter what they throw at me)

If you came to question period more often I could ask you about …”

You’ve never apologized to the kids that lost a generation of educational opportunity

Housing … “Why did you wait so long?

We have put forward legislation six times to get big money out of politics.

Christy Clark

Jobs

sickly smile

You’ll add more taxes

Sickly smile

$1 a day

Andrew Weaver (alternate looking left to right — alternately pointing left to right)

You didn’t do this …

You didn’t do that …

You should have done this …

You should have done that …

John Horgan (I’ll keep smiling no matter what they throw at me)

If you came to question period more often I could ask you about …”

You’ve never apologized to the kids that lost a generation of educational opportunity.

Housing … “Why did you wait so long?

We have put forward legislation six times to get big money out of politics.

Christy Clark

Jobs

sickly smile

You’ll add more taxes

Sickly smile

$1 a day

Andrew Weaver (alternate looking left to right — alternately pointing left to right)

You didn’t do this …

You didn’t do that …

You should have done this …

You should have done that …

John Horgan (I’ll keep smiling no matter what they throw at me)

If you came to question period more often I could ask you about …”

You’ve never apologized to the kids that lost a generation of educational opportunity

Housing … “Why did you wait so long?

We have put forward legislation 6 times to get big money out of politics.

We’ll all have our own opinions of who won, however, I believe John Horgan took this round.

Christy Clark looked unbelievable, after the first five minutes, because the same sickly smile never left her face.  It left her looking unbelievable.

Andrew Weaver looked like a grumpy father from the 50’s as he alternately looked, pointed and chastised Christy Clark and John Horgan for ‘not doing this’ … ‘not doing that’ … over and over and over again.

John Horgan, at times, looked like a deer in headlights but remained composed as he brought forward the NDP plan.  At the same time he held Christy Clark accountable for the B.C. Education system, what he called a lost generation of children, along with huge increases in housing prices.

There’s less than two weeks to go — anything could happen between here and then.

In Kamloops, I’m Alan Forseth.

Alan Forseth is a Kamloops resident and former member of the Reform Party of Canada, the B.C. Reform Party and the B.C. Conservative Party. His blog is My Thoughts on Politics and More.

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4 Comments on FORSETH – The leaders’ debate: ‘You didn’t do this, you didn’t do that’

  1. In my humble opinion, the jack-ass was a Jenny, get it?

  2. not a bad analysis—I think folks are finally seeing through that fake sickly smile—I took exception to her going after the NDP for taking union donations when she and the Liberals have taken millions in corporate donations—there’s more democracy in the little finger of even the most business like union than there is in the whole of a corporation–union finances are scrutinized by the membership and voted on—not with a corporation—but then again this is the “Wild West of Canadian Political Cash” according to the NY Times

  3. I’d rather have a ” jack ass ” elected over a thief, or an unbelievable idealist.

  4. Ian McCulloch // April 27, 2017 at 8:40 AM // Reply

    must have watched a different debate than I did. Horgan looked like a jack-ass the entire night

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