One-term wonder?

Finance Minister Carole Taylor is, arguably, more charismatic and telegenic than Premier Gordon Campbell. So it's understandable that many members of British Columbia's chattering classes think Taylor would be an excellent replacement for premier, should he retire. But what happens if Minister Taylor isn't around when that happens? Asked yesterday whether she has committed to running for re-election, the former broadcast journalist appeared surprised and said, "I have not made any comment about whether I'll be running again." But have you considered not seeking re-election, we pressed? "We're only half-way through (our term in government). And, at this point, what I'm doing is really just concentrating on doing the best job I can." But that isn't exactly a no. "I just honestly haven't put my mind to it," she responded, adding that she would make a decision "when the premier asks us what we're considering to do for the future."

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Sean, do you have to be a pest?

It's only half way through the term, and there are more important questions to ask.

If Taylor does leave it will be taken as an indication that she doesn't expect the Liberal leadership to open up till after the 2009 election.

Sean:

Please continue being a pest. These are important questions that help the public see leadership abilites.

"If Taylor does leave it will be taken as an indication that she doesn't expect the Liberal leadership to open up till after the 2009 election."

Budd, that was figured out in 2006.

Try to keep up with the rest of us.


Gordo will bid farewell after the 2010 olypics, thats a fact, we all know he wants to be the torch bearer at the festivities, and he should because 2010 will be made all the better for him having turned this province around of the disaster that was the NDP.

That being said Carole would make a phenomenal successor!

"These are important questions that help the public see leadership abilites."

Or for the membership, political opportunist
opportunities.

Personally, I wouldn't support her as a leader.

She's had it too good for too long. And too close
to Gordon Campbell.

Not interested in someone who looks good or is
charismatic.

Interested in someone who is going to get things
done, and make the BC Liberal Party alot better than it is now.

But that will have to wait until 2011.

A long ways off.

Sean should get into more important things rather than worrying if Carole Tayor runs again.

Personally I hope she doesn't. She's had her time
in the sun.


... and he should because 2010 will be made all the better for him having turned this province around of the disaster that was the NDP.

That being said Carole would make a phenomenal successor!

A perfectly silly remark, carolefan. First of all, you should know that Carol Taylor spells her first name without an 'e' on the end, that's Carole James. In addition your propagandist's distortion of recent BC economic history is just the kind of junior high school drivel I want to see from the BC Liberals in the next election.

Buddly, you occasionally lovable ignoramus...

Carole Taylor is the correct spelling, 'e' included. She should run for Mayor as an Independent. The NPA Mayoral issue is then dead and Gregor will just run for councillor instead of being VV's Mayoral up.

Sorry you got your ever-so-tight knickers in a twist over the nightmare the NDP left behind. It's a fact that many reasonable NDPers have acknowledged both publically and privately.

You should indeed try to catch up to the rest of us.....

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