Coun. Linda Hepner wants a ferris wheel at the Surrey side of the Pattullo Bridge.
The call for a ferris wheel wasn’t very popular among the public. A recent poll indicated 72 per cent of respondents thought it was a bad or very bad idea.
The most common response to problems like the one Hepner faced was to shoot the messenger. This case was no different, and probably came from the campaign brain trust for her mayoral bid.
These things usually work, save and except when the messenger has a tape of the interview, which Hepner knew all along was being recorded.
Hepner’s team previously suggested I broke an embargo when The Surrey Leader broke the story that she was running.
The audio of that interview puts that suggestion to a complete lie.
You’d think that would put an end to the attempts to suggest that interview was wrong or out of context.
But, this week, she tells two metro dailies her suggestion was merely “flippant.”
Not so much.
This is now going beyond a politician trying to wriggle out of an uncomfortable situation.
It speaks to the honesty of a candidate looking for the top job in this city.
We’ll be watching coverage of this carefully, to make sure the candidate is being truthful about what transpired in that 54-minute interview.
Any more inaccurate claims about it, we will be responding with the truth.