Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"I didn't think it was very respectful" ..... oh really Ms Clarke?

Good Day Readers:

Had to laugh at this next story. Last October Christy Clark appeared in the British Columbia Legislature looking like this causing a bit of a stir.
In our October 7, 2011 article, The great political cover up! the ever helpful CyberSmokeBlog tried to  defuse the controversy by introducing Ms Clarke to Cleva.



We find the Premier's latest comments a tad disingenuous. Besides, according to all reports coming out of British Columbia she's going to get booted out on her political arse replaced by the NDP in the next election. Maybe she should take Mr. Branson up on his offer while she's still a person of interest.

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

Photo from Richard Branson's blog at virgin.com

Christy Clark takes on Richard Branson over 'naked' blog post

Premier Christy Clark lashed oput at billionaire Richard Branson Tuesday for a blogpost where he suggested Clark should take off her clothes and kite surf on his back

By Johathon Fowlie
Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Canadian actor Cory Monteith, left, of the television show "Glee," and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, share a laugh with 11-year-old Lily Blazich, centre, and 12-year-old Celestine Hilechi, right, while posing for photographs with children at Project Limelight, a not-for-profit children's theatre program, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday May 25, 2012. Virgin Mobile Canada and Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, announced they would be donating more than $50,000 to the Broadway Youth Centre and Project Limelight Society. (Photograph by: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
NOTE TO READERS: The Vancouver Sun has decided not to display Richard Branson's kitesurfing photograph.

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark lashed out at British billionaire Richard Branson Tuesday for a blog post where he suggested Clark should take off her clothes and kite surf on his back.

"I didn't think it was very respectful," Clark told reporters in Victoria Tuesday.

"Lots of young women I hope want to run for politics," she added.

"I think when you meet with the CEO of a billion dollar company who wants to do business with your province, you can get a little bit more respectful treatment than that."

Branson was in Vancouver last week to mark the launch of his Virgin Atlantic Airlines non-stop service between Vancouver and London Heathrow Airport.

While in town, he held a media event at Vancouver International Airport alongside Clark and other VIPs.

Branson posted a blog item after his departure, where he said Clark had "accepted my invite to come for a kitesurf ride on my back."

Branson included the picture of a naked woman on his back while he kite surfed in shorts and a long-sleeved shirt, adding he'd "forgot to tell [Clark] about the dress code."

While Clark was mostly serious in her response Tuesday, she also took a parting jab at the rogue billionaire.

"Somebody said to me as a joke that if that's his best pick-up line then maybe there's a reason he called his company Virgin," she said.

jfowlie@vancouversun.com

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