Much flash but little dash in fed politics

More than a year ago the BC Liberals bet everything on flash over substance and they are now living with the consequences.

To the Editor,

More than a year ago the BC Liberals bet everything on flash over substance and they are now living with the consequences.

There is an old saying that those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

Perhaps the federal Liberal backroom boys on Bay Street are too self-centered to pay attention to British Columbia’s political horse races.

The Liberal Party of Canada is desperate to get back into the winner’s circle and appears absolutely awestruck by their new flamboyant stud.

Their previous two stallions, Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff, also looked good in the paddock, but neither one could go the distance on a no-holds-barred dirt track, especially when the mud started flying.

What experience and accomplishments does Justin Trudeau bring to the field, other than being sired by an incredibly charismatic, free-spending ex-prime minister?

The federal Liberals must be ignoring the odds and hoping third time lucky.

In the meantime, those high-priced trainers better teach Trudeau how to keep his French-Canadian hoof out of his mouth.

Lloyd Atkins,

Vernon