‘Visitors, like fish, begin to stink after three days’

People have not only lost confidence in the Liberals and their leader, they have grown tired of seeing them in power

Editor, The News:

Re: MLA calls for Liberal name change (The News, April 27).

I read with interest Marc Dalton’s statement that, “people are confused about the centre-right.”

I beg to differ.

Whether a person is at one end of the political spectrum or the other, I would remind Mr. Dalton of the old adage, “visitors, like fish, begin to stink after three days.”

We tend to grant governments more leeway, but after a decade in power, the aroma of putrefaction floating around the Liberals has become overwhelming.

The facts are as inevitable as they are simple.

The Liberal government has been a de facto lame duck since the departure of Gordon Campbell.

As polls indicate, people have not only lost confidence in the Liberals and their leader, they have  grown tired of seeing them in power.

It is absurd notion to think, as Mr. Dalton suggests, that Liberal fortunes would improve based on a simple name change.

Any thinking voter will know who you are, regardless of what name you might choose to hide behind.

The citizens of this province want and deserve to see new people with fresh ideas.

Whether it be for the better or the worse, the next provincial election will bring a sea change in the political landscape.

The sooner Liberal members like Mr. Dalton accept that fact, the better off they will be.

George Clarke

Maple Ridge

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