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Not Ready for Prime Time

UPDATE: Well, another one bites the dust. If the federal campaign is any indication, there may be more to come. Seriously… This is what happens when you go to the John McCain/Sarah Palin School of Vetting.

Will the NDP in B.C. ever learn how to screen their candidates? After a number of embarrassing revelations during the federal election about their candidates, the provincial election has already seen two examples of the NDP’s refusal to complete even the most basic background checks/vetting of their candidates. The first one came a few weeks ago with a Vancouver candidate having to apologize for comments she made about Zionists. 

Now it’s NDP candidate Ray Lam who has been caught in a Miley Cyrus-esque affair, with photos of him fondling a woman (I suppose this may be a reflection of the NDP’s commitment to support women) and another photo with his pants down and two folks fondling his tightie whities. 

This hardly inspires confidence in the NDP team.


Filed under: Oh, Canada

3 Responses

  1. ADHR says:

    I get that this doesn’t exactly scream “MLA material”. I don’t get what’s so shameful about it, though, nor why it’s supposed to be disqualifying. Looks to me like a guy having fun with his friends. Do we really expect our political representatives to be saints?

    • tcfsc says:

      Fair point. I think this says more about the NDP not taking the basic steps that a party takes with candidates in a modern campaign. The first thing you do with candidates nowadays is check out their Facebook/MySpace pages and google them. If they’re not even doing that, my question is what else is out there.

  2. John says:

    The great thing about the NDP, is that the party leadership is completely useless when it comes to defending their candidates.

    In the federal election, the campaign leadership were more than happy to throw their candidates under the bus at the first sign of any trouble.

    This is a big part of the reason the Dippers cannot attract quality candidates,and end up with clowns like this douche bag.

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