Thursday, April 22, 2010

Carole Taylor mounting a leadership charge with the BC Liberals?

Look at those glasses!

Carole Taylor's name is always mentioned when talk of leadership succession in the BC Liberal party starts. She was a charismatic Finance Minister before quitting to pursue other things in the banking sector (but not before giving the banks a $100 million tax cut), has great glasses, and is seemingly less ideologically driven than Gordon Campbell.

So, is she positioning herself for a leadership run/push? I think so, and here's some random circumstantial evidence:

1. Someone has recently put up a Carole Taylor Facebook page (first post April 3rd).

2. is an automatic link to the BC Liberal Caucus page.

3. She was on Power Play with Tom Clark on CTV today, and she seems to be positioning herself against the HST, saying Gordon Campbell said they wouldn't do it, saying people feel deceived by the government.

4. She's hosting a profile-boosting talk by Bill Clinton on May 20th, hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade.

So nothing concrete, but it's starting to look like she's positioning herself as the saviour of the BC Liberal party, ready to swoop in and save them from the HST nightmare.

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