Patronage makes writer see red in time for Canada Day

A trip to the doctor for blood pressure medication no match for hearing the news that Gordon Campbell will receive sweet overseas appointment.

To the Editor,

Last week I visited my doctor to renew prescriptions for blood pressure medication; my regular doctor was on vacation and his locum advised me that my blood pressure was as good as that of a 20 year-old.

During my drive home to tell my wife what a healthy husband she has, my blood pressure suddenly went sky-high as I heard on the radio the prime minister is about to appoint Gordon Campbell as High Commissioner to U.K.

Whatever have British Columbians done to enrage the PM so much that he would give us all such a nasty back-handed slap across our collective kissers?

Mr. Campbell became the most despised and untrustworthy politician in B.C., if not in Canada, when he resigned last fall in an obvious bid to save his B.C. Liberal Party from ruin.

Even long-term supporters expressed their fatigue of his multifarious mendacity.

Now he’s being given the grand reward of accreditation to the Court of St. James’s?

Of all the many worthy Canadians to choose from, it really sends my blood pressure through the roof to think that The Harpercrite-In-Chief would use such crass political patronage in appointing one of such dubious character to represent our country, especially as patriotic hearts beat faster for Canada Day.

Bernie Smith,

Parksville