Public Life – private health details

Like Hillary Clinton, David Wilks is back on the campaign trail. And no, there is no Wilks double afoot.

  • Sep. 16, 2016 7:00 a.m.
David Wilks

David Wilks


Hillary Clinton had a bad day in New York. Her stumble was seen on newscasts around the world.

Hillary’s health became a wellspring of endless public speculation about her private issue. In 2016, that’s the entry fee for people intent on offering for public service.

David Wilks, who is currently seeking nomination by the Kootenay East BC Liberals for the 2017 BC general election, recently had a miniscule Hillary experience.

Not feeling well, David went to hospital and successfully pulled off a potential Undercover Boss stint at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

In the midst of campaign conspiracies south of the border, David dawned a gown and wires and laid uncomfortably in his bed. Wilks’ gown and bed weren’t designed for his six foot five body.

Conspiracy theorists in New York accused Clinton of trying to fool electors by using a “double” to create the impression that she was healthy just hours after her stumble.

In the Kootenays, voters won’t have that problem. It would be too difficult to find a tall, fifty year old, 260 pound man with a shaved head, in good physical shape to masquerade as David.

Besides, Wilks is chipper as ever and after a proactive visit with the wonderful staff of East Kootenay Regional Hospital, the doctors gave David a clean bill of health.

He is a man who faces challenges head on and is ready to take on the role of Kootenay East MLA.