If two Deputy Ministers for the British Columbia Liberal Government hadn't made the decisions, on their own initiative, to pay Six Million Dollars to the three defendants, not two, would we be looking from the outside of the inside workings of a political party seeking a new leader, a new British Columbia Premier?
Would the fallout from the testimony from Gary Collins sunk the hopes of many of those who now seek to be the Premier?
Has the pay-off (two words), cleansed the British Columbia Liberal Party enough even with the assistance of the British Columbia Supreme Court, in the minds of voters?
There is one group, the Fraser Institute, in October of this year, who thought that Gordon Campbell was the BEST Premier in all of Canada, but how can that be true, because within the same month of the publication, he tenders his resignation?
Not every Premier had a railway company to sell, not every Premier had an HST to impose, not every Premier had the opportunity to appoint an Acting Elections Chief, non-partisan who appears to have done just about everything to prolong the British Columbia Liberal Party's existence, well beyond the best before date.
Or as the Globe and Mail says of the Fraser Institute:
"This budget scorecard was rigged"
"The Fraser Institute’s comparison of the fiscal performance of provincial governments, released on Monday, is a blunt instrument that favours the premiers of resource-dependent economies."