Best and brightest attracted to office

I somehow made the assumption that the reason why politicians wages keep increasing, regardless of the economy around them or their performance, is so we can attract the best and the brightest to public office

Editor, The Times:

I somehow made the assumption that the reason why politicians wages keep increasing, regardless of the economy around them or their performance, is so we can attract the best and the brightest to public office.

After seeing Christy Clark’s cabinet I just have one question – since the premier is clearly no longer interested in attracting/promoting the best and the brightest to highest levels of public office, can we lower some of those salaries?

Also, it is good to see Ida Chong will get to keep spending $6,000 of our tax dollars a year on her lunches. She was looking a little thin the last time I saw her on the TV….

Wayne Russell

Clearwater, B.C.