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Offline JuniperRose

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #195 on: October 12, 2020, 05:14:07 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/thornthwaite-comments-bowinn-ma-1.5759112

Anyone following this story about Jane Thornthwaite and Bowinn Ma?  I watched the video, ready to be outraged, but I don't see anything of what she said as a dig at Ma.  She was jabbing Ralph Sultan for thinking with the wrong head.

Am I just losing my progressive cred?

ETA - in a professional setting it'd be inappropriate to make those remarks about your colleagues, agreed -- but I still see the dig at Sultan, not Ma.

What I heard was Thornthwaite starting out by saying that Ma had "it" and knew how to use it  or words to that affect.  After that  her focus switched to Ralph, but that first comment implied that Wa's primary asset (?) was her body or looks, not sure. 

The whole thing sounded to me like nasty gossip and inappropriate, but also very "human" so I didn't feel particularly offended.   What human hasn't said nasty, stupid or inappropriate things?

Mostly I wondered who sent the video.  Someone on the call who has it in for Jane?  Someone who has access to the meeting recordings and NDP preference?

I'm not a Liberal party supporter, in case anyone thinks I'd be furious if an NDP politician was the culprit.