Divisive, superficial and inconsistent - that was how some provincial Liberals privately described Christy Clark in the lead-up to last month's party leadership vote. But during the premier-designate's first caucus meeting, it was all hugs and laughter according to reporters who covered the event. What are British Columbians to make of this? What are British Columbians to make of a party whose members foretold ruination if Ms. Clark's leadership bid was successful only to have Liberal MLAs embrace her as the province's premier-designate.
Are they doing so for the good of the party? Are they doing so for the good of the province? Or are some of them just doing so for the good of themselves - being desperate to remain in government and win the favour of Ms. Clark, the former CKNW talk show host who was able to take over the Liberals with the backing of just a single caucus member.