Andrew Bates

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Turfed Van-West End candidate Herbert strikes back with “Gag me with a spoon” video


After Vancouver West-End candidate Ron Herbert got turfed for a tweet where he used the phrase “Gag me with a spoon, bitch” in regards to Premier Christy Clark, he decided to continue to run as an independent, calling himself an Independent Conservative. But just in case you didn’t really want to hear about his more nuanced policies, he published a self-produced video yesterday referencing the incident. A lot.

I don’t know what I expected to see less in an elections ad this campaign: A candidate breaking into Lady Gaga or a candidate being nuzzled by a bull. I certainly didn’t expect them to both be dismissed Conservative candidates.

I’m covering the Vancouver-West End riding in the 2013 B.C. provincial election for the Vancouver Courier. Check my twitter account for live updates and for stories.