Premier Gordon Campbell capitalizes on Olympic torch run
You have to give Premier Gordon Campbell some credit.
He's done a hell of a job linking himself to the Olympic torch run, even though it has usually been the mayor of the host city who grabbed the lion's share of attention in past Olympic Games.
So how has Campbell done this? With a sophisticated public-relations campaign, of course. Is it any wonder that every time we pick up a newspaper or watch the television news, we see pictures of the premier with that damn flame?
I decided to post the latest news release sent out by the premier's office—complete with high-resolution images for the media to use—so that readers of this blog can gain some insight into how their tax dollars are being used.
February 8, 2010
TORCH RELAY, DAY 102 - Mission to Surrey
MISSION – Premier Gordon Campbell joined the celebration last night in Abbotsford as the Olympic Torch Relay made its way through the Fraser Valley. This morning, Premier Campbell joined the early-risers in Mission to kick off today's leg of the relay, which ends tonight in Surrey.
HIGH-RES PHOTOS FOR USE:
1. Go Canada Go!
Premier Gordon Campbell waves the Canadian flag as torchbearer Gerry Swan holds the Olympic Torch high in front of thousands of residents who came to welcome the Olympic Flame to Abbotsford. February 7, 2010. http://www.gov.bc.ca/links/Abbotsford_Lighting.jpg
2. Olympic Spirit in Abbotsford
Premier Gordon Campbell is welcomed by young residents who came to cheer on the Olympic Torch Relay in Abbotsford. February 7, 2010. http://www.gov.bc.ca/links/Abbotsford_Torch.jpg
3. Passing the Flame in Mission
Premier Gordon Campbell watches as the Olympic Flame is passed between torchbearers in Mission. February 8, 2010. http://www.gov.bc.ca/links/Mission.jpg
4. Getting into the Olympic Spirit in Mission
Mission mayor James Atebe, MLA Randy Hawes and Premier Gordon Campbell were on-hand to kick off Day 102 of the Olympic Torch Relay early in the morning in Mission. February 8, 2010. http://www.gov.bc.ca/links/MissionTorch.jpg
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