Letter: Another politician caught at trough

Dear Editor,

The news flashed across the television screen: yet again, a politician got caught sucking up the people’s money for lavish expenses.

We weren’t even over hearing how the Alberta premier resigned due to her expense fiasco, and voila, there we were with NDP Housing Critic

Jenny Kwan crying on camera and (right on cue) wiping away her fake tears about how sorry she was for using government money to spend on lavish vacations.

It’s easy for her to blame it on a soon-to-be-ex-husband, but I saw no remorse.

Why didn’t she resign? Why only a leave of absence? Perhaps hoping the public will forgive and forget after a month, and she can return to her cushy post?

For months we have heard about the Tory Senate Scandal, and now it’s our own B.C. disgrace.

But are we really surprised? This habit of helping one’s self to public money has been going on forever.

My father had an old German saying that translated to “pigs to the trough,” and it applies to any day and age.

Dad was right.

Sandra Steffan, Langley

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