Well, the Liberals have really done it to themselves. What the heck's in the drinking water out there in BC? Just a day after the Conservatives kick out one of their candidates, the local Liberal candidate in Abbotsford gets the boot by his party for supposedly offering a bribe to the NDP to try and get them to withdraw from the race!
Why they offered a bribe, what really happened, I don't know. What I do know is this: the Liberals have reversed whatever gains they've made in British Columbia in the last 24 hours because of this latest fiasco. Nationally, it is yet another nail in their coffin.
And the NDP come out of the last 24 hours looking like big winners in BC. They are certain to pick up at least one seat at Tory expense because of the Tory mess in Southern Interior, and possibly more at Liberal expense because of this big scandal in Abbotsford- even though Abbotsford itself is going to go Conservative.
So let's see: the Liberals lose the debates, the attack ads blow up in their faces, the whole Canadian military is mad at them now, the Liberal Red Book gets leaked by The Liberal Mole, and now one of their candidates gets accused of bribery and is disowned by the party. And the polls now put the Liberals something like ten points behind. Nice work, you Liberals. January 23rd is shaping up to be the Monday Massacre the way things are leaning.