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ROTHENBURGER – If we’re going to insult politicians with nicknames, let’s at least make them good ones

Does she look “Krusty” to you? (Image: BC Govt)

MAYBE IT’S election fatigue and I’m just feeling grouchy, but could someone clue me in on what’s so funny about calling the premier of our province “Krusty” Clark?

Friends and supporters don’t call her that, so it’s safe to assume it’s not meant as a compliment. No, it shows up in anti-Liberal blogs and comments whenever somebody is feeling snarky about the premier or her party.

I not only don’t find it amusing, it’s not even clever or appropriate.

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Mel Rothenburger is the former editor of The Kamloops Daily News and a former mayor of Kamloops. He can be reached at mrothenburger@armchairmayor.ca.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

2 Comments on ROTHENBURGER – If we’re going to insult politicians with nicknames, let’s at least make them good ones

  1. You are very right about unimaginative nicknames…them proletarians what do they know about politics anyways?
    Just an excuse to vent after drinking too much or after the latest spousal scrap…or both.
    Politics should be left to the philosophers…then there would be no BC Liberals…

    • -Sorry to say Pierre, but then there’d be no politics either -per democracy- as it would then be a supposed ” ‘utopian state’ of affairs” throughout the entire world, with everyone naming their children names like Plato; Socrates and perhaps Aristotle as well -and maybe even Cicero (polemically speaking of course). !

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