Campbell sent blood pressure up

Recently, I visited my doctor to renew prescriptions for blood pressure medication. My regular doctor was on vacation and his locum advised me that my blood pressure was as good as that of a 20-year-old. I exclaimed it’s a great pity that his youthful diagnosis does not extend to areas above my neck and below my belt.

Recently, I visited my doctor to renew prescriptions for blood pressure medication. My regular doctor was on vacation and his locum advised me that my blood pressure was as good as that of a 20-year-old. I exclaimed it’s a great pity that his youthful diagnosis does not extend to areas above my neck and below my belt.

During my drive home to tell my wife what a healthy husband she has, my blood pressure suddenly went sky-high as I heard on the radio the prime minister is about to appoint Gordon Campbell as High Commissioner to U.K.

Whatever have British Columbians done to enrage the PM so much that he would give us all such a nasty back-handed slap across our collective kissers?

Campbell had become the most despised and untrustworthy politician in B.C., if not in Canada, when he resigned last fall. With his popularity already at an historic low, a futile attempt to improve it with a $240,000 television address further depleted his poll numbers into single digits. The following week he made a very ignominious departure from politics.

Now he’s being given the grand reward of accreditation to the Court of St. James’s? Of all the many worthy Canadians to choose from, it really sends my blood pressure through the roof to think that The Harpercrite-In-Chief would use such crass political patronage in appointing one of such dubious character to represent our country.

Bernie Smith

Parksville

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