Finally, May 7 2012, the pundit, Mr. "I've Seen No Evidence" Palmer, admits he has been wrong and bloggers, such as the one you are now reading, have been correct. Palmer and friends pretended otherwise but a rancid smell surrounded the sale of BC Rail from the beginning. Remember the explanation that it wasn't actually a sale, it was a 990 year lease?
"Vaughn called them nut cases in the past . . ."Vaughn:
"Nincompoops ranting in their underpants is the term for people blogging, for me."Keith:
"I don't believe these Weirdos on the internet."
Palmer says, unequivocally although obliquely, indeed there is a news story to examine related to BC Rail, specifically the $6 million inducement paid by BC Liberals with taxpayer money to end the Basi/Virk trial hours before former Finance Minister Collins was to testify.
Palmer still does not ask necessary questions. For example, who coordinated the $6 million inducement and the guilty pleas and made arrangements with the Special Prosdecutor? Was it former AG Wally Oppal or former AG Geoff Plant? Certainly, it beggars belief that the convoluted arrangement to relieve the accused was unconnected to their surprise guilty pleas and the extraordinarily lax terms of house arrest - terms that allowed them almost unrestricted absences and the right to carry on life much as usual.
Palmer, as mouthpiece for the Attorney General, provides,
"...an explanation of sorts for how the $6-million waiver of legal fees in the BC Rail case was navigated through the provisions of the legislation governing provincial finances..."In what counts as a much belated understatement, Vaughn Palmer, says about examinations of BC Rail and Basi/Virk:
"This thing is not over by a long shot."Recommend this post