B.C. Premier after Michael Harcourt fell on the party sword to cover up the NDP’s corrupt fundraising practices, Clark managed to get a Canadian social democratic party re-elected for the first time since Tommy Douglas was Premier of Saskatchewan 400 years ago. Unfortunately he did it by lying about the state of the province’s finances, and that, along with some subsequent cheesy behavior, led to him being forced from office under a cloud much darker than the one that forced Harcourt from office. That B.C.’s media were attempting to exterminate him from the moment he took office, and that his party was reduced to two seats in the 2001 provincial election because he screwed up so badly shouldn’t distract anyone from the fact that he was the operator of the only political constituency in the country that didn’t officially belly up the globalist bar and declare the triumph of kick-the-poor capitalism without alternatives. His new role as B.C.’s Mr. Lonely, sitting in austere coffee bars and driving old cars, is as disingenuous as his earlier pose as a sincere social democrat. He’s a man who started off with a burning desire to hold public office and wield influence, he sold out his party and British Columbia for it, and he was gone before he was 45 year old.