Well, I guess I should have seen this coming. Barry Penner isn’t exactly one for half measures. Why just step down from cabinet with a promise to not run in the next election, when you can do all that, then get a new job at an impressive and prestigious (well, I assume) Vancouver firm a few years ahead of schedule? Best of both worlds, some would say. In fact, if you look closely at that press release, Private Citizen Penner is going to be in charge of their environmental and renewable energy practice in BC. So, once again Barry Penner proves that no matter how hard you try, you can’t keep Barry Penner away from his true love, The Environment. I now understand why El Gordo quit all that time ago. It wasn’t due to HST backlash or anything silly like that. It was due to shame at ruining the best Minister/Portfolio matchup since John Les was appointed Minister of Looking Kinda Sleazy.
Well, Barry Penner, the public still has you for the rest of the year, so don’t sit back yet! I’m sure you have at least one more great photo-op in you, right? Just something for us to remember you by?
Oh well, if the recent history of Chilliwack representatives holds, MLA Fintry Penner should be sworn in shortly.