Editor, the Times:
So are we now watching the slow disintegration of the B.C. Conservative party?
For the sake of sanity, let's hope so. Mr. MacDonell hit the nail on the head when he labelled the B.C. Cons as the "Lunatic Fringe" of the B.C. political scene.
As for Mr. van Dongen, his flip flop politics seems to come right from the Romney playbook down south, changing his tune when it fits his needs, though his comment on the separation of church and state hit the nail right on the head: it's the hallmark of any truly free country. To see John Martin joining the Liberal party only goes to show how surreal the B.C. political scene is getting, and only proves how far to the right the Libs truly are.
Anyone who has read Martin's diatribe in the local paper would be a fool to think he's just abandoned all those beliefs in his move to the Liberals.
Perhaps if the Cons can find some "progressives" in their ranks they could become viable, but for now, they remain the lunatic fringe with nothing but ridiculous policies and their own twisted ideology to guide them. A donkey dressed in a Liberal or NDP T-shirt would stand a better chance at the ballot box.
Kent Roberts Abbotsford