Just a shame we can't say "goodbye." You never seem to leave.
In case you don't know, the game show reference is in fact a reference to former BC Premier Bill Vander Zalm's disposition to game show references, particularly when he's setting up a recall initiative based on the show Survivor, "voting MLAs off the island," due to their support for BC's HST initiative. It's all a bit melodramatic, if you ask me.
This in the face of capitulation on BC Premier Gordon Campbell's part in regards to a referendum on the HST to occur on Sept. 24th, 2011, with a lower threshold than required, and says he will respect the binding resolution on the outcome of the referendum.
Vander Zalm, for those who care to look his name up, is someone who can be considered a bit of an attention-hog and an eccentric, so its no surprise that he's decided to oppose the referendum, court more media attention, and start off a semi-maniacal attempt to recall MLAs.
Good job, anti-HSTers. Oppose democratic referendums that you could and should start organizing for now, in order to waste your time attacking Liberal MLAs through a restrictive recall initiative that gives you less of a chance of being heard than a referendum would!
Maybe its just my poor, compliant Liberal brain, but does the ad hoc coalition of Vander Zalm - a socially conservative SoCred party member - and the Opposition New Democrats, led by the affable Carole James, seem to be nothing more than a marriage, not of convenience, but publicity?