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OP/ED: Clark a poseur in a no-win situation

pos·er noun/ˈpōzər/posers, plural

  • A person who acts in an affected manner in order to impress others
  •  a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
  • (Posers) People that try to pretend to be someone or part of some media ideal in order to fit in
  • is “someone who tries to fit into a profile they aren’t”. People who “TRY” to give off the impression that they are one thing when they are “REALLY” another.The Poser will exaggerate their skill level and boast to gain acceptance and access to the desired social/political groups

I’ll admit, there was a time I actually felt sorry for Christy Clark. There is no denying that women do face challenges in politics that men don’t, and I often wondered how long it would take her to find her sea legs in her place as premier.

I don’t waste any time wondering now, because her continual manipulation of personas, press opportunities and political posturing has shown me clearly what her true position is.

Christy Clark is a poser. It’s so bloody clear that it’s ironic no one has used the term when referring to her yet, because it's so fitting. Someone called her dumb? Oh, let’s get some glasses! Someone remarked on her breasts? Get a scarf! Wait, my flock of Libs are becoming Conservative? Quick, have a Timmy’s with Harper with my finger in my cheek dimple looking cute while he laughs!

And that’s why Clark and the remaining Liberals are in a no-win situation with this “new” official ‘crude oil pipeline position’.

After waffling for her entire term as premier thus far; after making gratuitous appearances with Grand Poobah Harper and other fed con’s that fall short of her physically bending over and kissing his pasty white ass; and recently sneaking around in Alberta where she has become the butt of scorn and jokes from all Albertans – including their Premier – it doesn’t matter what Terry Lake says today.

It really doesn’t.

Even saying an outright and resounding “No!” to Enbridge and the Northern Gateway project can’t save them. And they have not done that. They outlined many things the company would have to do anyways. They just raised their price to sell off B.C.’s coastline, and no amount of money can compensate for the horrendous record Enbridge has with maintenance, spills and cleanup.

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have officially become the most embarrassing political party in history -besides the Harper-cons - both of whom have few moves left in their endgame.

Laila Yuile is a blogger and journalist. This column originally appeared in her blog, No Strings Attached.