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Carole Taylor’s Political Future

November 30, 2007

The announcement that Carole Taylor is quitting provincial politics by the next election having only served one term in the BC Legislature has created a flood of speculation about her political future.

So, just for fun, I’ll join in.

I think it’s quite obvious that she will probably never be Leader of the BC Liberals and in the contest for Premier: Campbell isn’t going to go away for the 2009 Election and by the time the 2013 Election rolls around, she’ll be 68 (Well, she could pull a Ronald Reagan, who was 70 when he become President).

Running federally? Gimme a break! Taylor is supposedly a federal Liberal. Somehow, I don’t see her going from Finance Minister to opposition backbencher under Dion.

Running for Mayor of Vancouver? There seems to be some faint evidence that she just might do that, as she has not ruled out the idea and some polling measuring potential support has been conducted.

But then again, Mayor of Vancouver would not be a sure thing: Sam Sullivan has been raising lots of money for a second campaign and is the incumbent.

And come to think of it, a campaign with both Sullivan and Taylor might just split the right wing vote and get a left-leaning mayor elected.  That is, if the two morons on the left get their act together.

Don’t forget too, that the municipal elections are in 2008, requiring Taylor to step down from the Legislature.

Retire? I don’t think that this statement is leaning that way

“I am at a point in my life were I can work pretty hard. Because when you are a young mom and in politics it is pretty difficult. I have a lot of freedom right now. I have time and the opportunity to choose what I would like to do next.”

So, it sounds like Taylor is planning something or other.  Question is, what? It seems that the potential (political) paths ahead are filled with large risks which could cause her downfall.

Not that I would be very upset with that.

  1. Drew Adamick
    December 1, 2007 at 7:39 am

    You never know, NBCD. Campbell may pull a Bill Bennett and retire after 2010 (like Bennett did after Expo ’86) therefore opening up the leadership in about 3 years or so.

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