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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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The Irony:
Campbell Calls Basi and Virk Criminals!

Today Gordon Muir Campbell the White Haired Prevaricating Adulterer crawled out from whatever rock he hides under to plot his assault on the people of British Columbia to explain to the sheeple what yesterday's verdict in the Basi-Virk BC Rail Corruption Trial really means. I've had the distinct nauseating experience of hearing his creepy venal voice on the CBC too many times already.
I think the questions always are around what those two individuals did and whether or not they acted criminally. We know today that they did act criminally," he said.

Campbell called Basi and Virk criminals who are to blame for the costly trial.

"They've spent the last seven years claiming to be innocent when they knew they were guilty, costing taxpayers literally millions of dollars, when they they knew they were guilty," said Campbell.

Rob Shaw at the Times-Colonial WaterCarrier based in Mob Central (Victoria) pointed out that Mr. Campbell echoed his Attorney General Ding Dong DeJong that a public inquiry would not be necessary and was fine with stiffing the taxpayers for the $20 million plus cost of the whole farce, including the defense costs incurred by the GUILTY Dave Basi and Bob Virk. This is the same Gordon Campbell (ostensibly) that back in the 1990's he insisted that if found guilty Glen Clark would be expected to pay for his own defense.
The premier defended the decision, despite criticism that, when he was opposition leader in the 1990s, he demanded former NDP premier Glen Clark repay legal fees related to corruption charges.

Mr. Creep then went on to add insult to injury with:
Campbell also scoffed at Basi’s public comments following the court decision Monday in which he complained about the toll the court case had taken on his family.

“When I heard them concerned about the impacts of this on their families, there’s only two individuals that had impact on their families, that was Mr. Basi and Mr. Virk,” said Campbell.

“They knew they were guilty. They dragged their families through this for seven years. The taxpayers have paid millions of dollars towards this for seven years. They are two criminals who are now paying their price.”

The slime posing as press in British Columbia are all busy trying to convince the public that now that Basi and Virk have been bought off, all is well and Gordo and Gang can continue their pillaging of the province. Surprisingly one of the only sane commentaries on the whole thing in the last two days in the Lamestream Press was Brian Hutchinson in of all places the National Post.
Judge MacKenzie continued with her sentencing remarks. “I accept that [Basi and Virk] are remorseful,” she said.

For their crimes? For interfering illegally with an already-controversial sale of sensitive provincial assets? For triggering a interminable, hugely expensive criminal and judicial process? For their defence strategy, reliant on rumours, innuendo, and one or two malleable members of the press whom they used to promote an agenda of obfuscation outside the courts?

Remorseful? Neither of the men expressed the sentiment. Given an opportunity to speak to the court yesterday, both passed. Later, when all was said and done and the courtroom had almost emptied, they laughed.

But, then I guess a little dissing from Habitual Liar Gordon Campbell and being forced to stay home with your family is easy enough to be happy about, WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE GONNA BE LOOKED AFTER! After all, you've shielded the government for seven years and two elections, six million dollars ain't even enough for doing that, and I'm sure there are many other benefits, the kind that make it possible to live in a nice house and raise a family WITHOUT A JOB!


Anonymous bcrailpoll said...

Should British Columbians Have A Public Inquiry In Relation To The Sale Of B.C. Rail?

Simple Poll Here

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:40:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous BC Mary said...

Brian Hutchinson deserves a medal for bravery.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 9:09:00 PM PDT  

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