If you think B.C.’s political game of thrones has been wild and crazy to this point, you better brace yourselves: this week’s endgame promises to be the wildest yet. On Monday, the opposition NDP-Green alliance will make its first official attempt to dislodge Premier Christy Clark from power and end 16 years of Liberal rule in B.C.
It was a throne speech that became a clone speech as Christy Clark continued her amazing transformation into an NDP copycat. Clark’s barely governing Liberals have now so precisely duplicated the NDP election platform that maybe she should just go ahead and change her first name to “Glen.” I always thought there was no relation between Christy Clark and former NDP premier Glen Clark, but now I’m starting to wonder if they were twins secretly separated at birth.
After watching the premier’s incredible political transformation this week, there’s really only one question that remains unanswered:Who the hell are you and what have you done with the real Christy Clark? Surely this can’t be the genuine Clark who, just a few weeks ago, ridiculed the NDP’s idea of $10-a-day child care and a host of other “unaffordable” social programs.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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