Making eye contact

Paul Arnold, who was the Vancouver Island chair for Preston Manning's unsuccessful campaign to win the Canadian Alliance leadership in 2000, is backing Christy Clark provincial Liberal leadership bid. In an email sent yesterday and obtained by Public Eye, Mr. Arnold encourages his right-leaning friends to do the same, writing, "I have never met a politician since Preston Manning who would look you square in the eye sincerely and make you feel like you were the most important person in the room. That is awesome talent. Christy was so engaging."

Recounting a recent group meeting with Ms. Clark, Mr. Arnold writes that those in attendance "asked Christy tough questions on every issue; health care, education, resource industries etc. etc. etc. and her answers were spot on. Christy has not had a Federal party membership for 20 years and is a small-c conservative. I agreed with her positions on every issue. I also really liked her. She has a no nonsense attitude and is a good hockey Mom. She is a fiscal conservative with a social liberal heart. We see eye to eye on everything."

As a result, Mr. Arnold concludes, "I believe that she has the right stuff to re-build the free enterprise coalition and defeat the NDP so that their union buddies don't take over our province again and drive our economy into the toilet the way the Glen Clark/Ujjal Doshanj (sic) gang did back in the 1990s."

The following is a complete copy of the aforementioned email.

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From: Paul Arnold
Subject: Christy Clark

My Dear Friends,

I promised myself that I wasn't going to get involved with the BC Liberal Leadership campaign but there is so much at stake that it is impossible to sit back and do nothing. We are on the verge of entering into what could be the most challenging economic period in our history. The economy south of our border is in very deep trouble and could become chronic at any time. We would be thrust into crisis immediately if the US economy went under. It is absolutely imperative that British Columbia has a solid free-enterprise government in place over the next 10-15 years.

Thanks to my good friend, Gordon Shaw, I had an opportunity to meet Christy Clark today. It was a small group (6-8 people) so there was lots of time to have a good chat. I was very impressed by Christy. I have never met a politician since Preston Manning who would look you square in the eye sincerely and make you feel like you were the most important person in the room. That is awesome talent. Christy was so engaging.

I and everyone else at the meeting asked Christy tough questions on every issue; health care, education, resource industries etc. etc. etc. and her answers were spot on. Christy has not had a Federal party membership for 20 years and is a small-c conservative. I agreed with her positions on every issue. I also really liked her. She has a no nonsense attitude and is a good hockey Mom. She is a fiscal conservative with a social liberal heart. We see eye to eye on everything.

I have decided to support her in her effort to become the new leader of the BC Liberal Party and the next Premier of British Columbia. I believe that she has the right stuff to re-build the free enterprise coalition and defeat the NDP so that their union buddies don't take over our province again and drive our economy into the toilet the way the Glen Clark/Ujjal Doshanj gang did back in the 1990s.

If you would like to help Christy, your efforts would be very much appreciated. Please click the link below for more information.

http://www.christyclark.ca/cc/

3 Comments

Before everyone simply takes Mr. Arnold's word for it, they should ask what those "tough questions" were and how Christy Clark answered them.

Was BC Rail brought up in these "tough questions"?

Christy Clark has many good attributes but she is still no Preston Manning.

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