Occasionally, readers and informants send me tips and information, some of it for background, some of it that leads directly to an article. Today, I received the first draft of a message that Pamela Martin is sending to Liberal Party workers. It follows.
From: “Pamela Martin” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Apr 15, 2017 10:31 AM
Subject: It’s About Us
As BC Liberals, the reason we’re working so hard this election is simple. It’s about our kids, our jobs and saving our asses.
It’s about spending to further our personal rewards, so we don’t leave here with bills to pay and no real money in our overseas accounts. Keeping salaries and expense accounts high until the very end, so our friends and families can spend the public’s money the way they want. And making our jobs last to secure a bright future for our children and grandchildren.
That’s what we’re fighting for – and it’s all on the line in this election.
The contrast is stark: already, our opponents have indicated that they’d throw this all away. Replacing our jobs with unemployment. Scrapping waste and killing thousands of patronage jobs for our friends at hundreds of places you’ve never even heard about. Pushing our families to the brink by spending money we’ve intended to put aside for our own children and grandchildren. Our opponents would rather deliver social services, fund schools and universities and benefit common ordinary taxpayers, the mugs we call the “little people.”
That’s years of discipline and our hard work at risk when British Columbians cast their ballots. That’s half a billion dollars we “saved” in the Prosperity Fund, which should allow our close friends to enjoy the lives they choose – all gone if the other guys get their way.
We can’t let the opposition parties undo the benefits we leaders enjoy thanks to your hard work. We need to keep building a comfortable life for the people we love – us. We cannot let the other guys drag us down, causing us to lose the wealth we’ve hidden away, threatening the multiple pensions we’ve each earned and exposing us to public disapprobation, maybe even jail time for some.
BC’s election campaign is just starting to roll. And you owe it to us, our kids and their kids not to stop now. If you do, we’ll be ruined.
That’s the message from Premier Christy Clark – and it’s one I hope you’ll share in the weeks to come. Sincerely,
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