Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Makes Me Feel A Bit Less Sorry For Ray Lam

Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 378 (COPE 378) lays into Gordon Campbell for his 6 year old DUI. Cope calls the featured clip "provocative" and "humorous". I find it rather ugly. I suspect it will also be ineffective. For better or worse, the people of B.C. reelected this guy (Campbell) after the conviction. In fact, if it is tied too closely to the NDP (note the union label) it might backfire.

PS. Ray Lam is.


Ti-Guy said...

It's a wash.

The Mound of Sound said...

Yes, Campbell did get away with that one. My spouse's 2nd cousin was a senior planning official in Maui at that time. He said there was more to the story than ever appeared in the Canadian media. Records seem to show that an hour passed between the time Campbell left the party and the time he was picked up by the cops. That alleged interval has never been discussed or explained. I have enough respect for our libel laws that I'm not going to touch it with a 10-foot pole.