NDP win needed Carol James as leader

James is articulate, personable, knowledgeable and well-liked

With reference to last week’s B.C. election, please permit me to thank the following two bodies for the decisive Liberal victory:

1.) Jennie Kwan and her gang of 13 back-stabbers who brought down Carol James, arguably the most electable B.C. political figure since W.A.C. Bennett, and replaced her with the illustrious Adrian Dix, his forged document scandal, which would have landed him in jail were he anything other than a sycophant of the government then in power, dragging behind him like a ball and chain and who exudes all the charisma of a cross rib roast.

Only someone as ill-qualified as he could have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by parlaying a 20-point lead into an eight-seat loss.

James, on the other hand, is articulate, personable, knowledgeable and well-liked by even her political opponents. She would have been a slam dunk.

2.) The weaker brethren who voted Green, thereby ensuring that the NDP, which is more or less on the same page as they with respect to the environment, would again lose to the Social Credit retreads, who will now blithely continue to permit, encourage even, the multinational environment rapists to behave however they please in our province.

Surely, it is a grave error to underestimate the stupidity of the electorate.

John C. Simpson

Oak Bay