B.C. premier under fire for answer to racy question
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is being criticized for her response to a radio host’s off-colour question. Clark’s office said Thursday that she was shocked and trying her best to move on when she told listeners she thought it was better to be a “MILF” than a “cougar.” Courtenay, B.C., radio station Jet FM took down the Dec. 19 interview from its website two days later “out of respect for the premier.” But according to blogger Alexis Tsakumis’s website, Clark said the following when host “Drex” asked, on behalf of a listener, what it is like to be a MILF. “You know, I take that as a compliment … you know, it’s one of those things,” she said. “Better a MILF than a cougar … so tell him I said thank-you.” A MILF is an acronym for Mother I’d Like to ----. A cougar is an older woman who, according to popular culture, prowls bars for younger men. Clark’s spokesman, Mike Morton, said the premier was shocked by the question and answered it as best she could in an effort to move on. Critics, however, said the premier could have offered a more appropriate answer.