Yup, I’m the cynic
Kind of interesting to see me included in a column by the publisher of the competition.
Yes, I am the unnamed reporter working at the unnamed other newspaper in town in the column Tim Shoults wrote about the election forum that happened on Thursday, May 2, in Kamloops.
And yes, he missed the point entirely as did Kamloops-North Thompson incumbent Terry Lake.
And, as I write this, local Conservative Al Forseth is in a Facebook debate with former Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger about the actual essence of the point I tried to make: Will you, oh brave soul who wants to represent Kamloopsians in the legislature, really, truly, honest-to-goodness represent us or will you allow yourself to be forced into line by your party whip?
Shoults writes: “But throwing every single candidate for elected office under the bus? That sort of cynical claptrap is part of the problem, not part of the solution. It’s one of the reasons voter turnout is falling — after all, why vote if none of the candidates will do anything anyway?”
He needs to read the original column again and see it was yes, a cynic asking all candidates to simply tell us if, should they be elected, they will truly represent us and not the edict from the leader.