Please, Santa

As I’m writing this it doesn’t look very Christmassy regarding the weather but the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Williams Lake.

As I’m writing this it doesn’t look very Christmassy regarding the weather but the Christmas spirit  is alive and well in Williams Lake.

Residents who take the  time and trouble to light up their homes  also brighten their neighbourhoods, and traditional things like school Christmas concerts are happening. It’s  time to ask Santa  to drop by some politicians’  chimneys  and I have a few suggestions for  the presents.

Santa,  Mayor Walter Cobb  has a  heavy job ahead of him,  even getting the community working together could be daunting,  so would you  bring him  a few full buckets  of water from the Fountain of Youth? Or maybe clone him? At the very least bring him a new broom for the clean sweep.

Do the same for Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson who is equally determined to change things.  Come to think of it, how about dropping some Energizer  bunny batteries into the stockings   of   the councillors  in both cities.

For  our MLA Donna Barnett,  a cabinet post would be nice, in a new ministry. How about Rural Affairs?

Please give Prime Minister Stephen Harper a copy of the Canadian Constitution so he won’t waste any more time and taxpayers’ money having the Supreme Court of Canada reverse his decisions.

Premier Christy Clark is taking a huge gamble on the Site C Dam project. The problem is, she won’t pay the price if she’s miscalculated. Our children and grandchildren will. Santa, could you bring her a wall hanging or desk sign or something that would remind her to: “Know the province’s limit and stay within it? Or something like that.”

The next one is tricky. When you come here Christmas Eve, would you bring enough snow to make it look like Christmas, but make it the instant kind (like we’ve had already this year) that will disappear December 27. And from me, to all of you, have a  real Christmas, and a merry one.

Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

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