B.C. Premier Christy Clark returned to work from her extended Christmas vacation this week.
The public and media won't get to see her until a press conference on Wednesday morning, but she did make time to reach out to Justin ('Drex') Wilcomes — the shock-jock who was fired for asking her what it was like to be a MILF during a live on-air interview last month.
Earlier this week, Drex tweeted this:
I received a phone call from BC Premier Christy Clark today, She was far from impressed that I got fired. It was awesome that she called.
— Drex (@drex) January 15, 2013
Drex's MILF question and Clark's surprising response caused a public uproar. Instead of dismissing the question, Clark actually answered it.
"You know, I take that as a compliment … you know, it’s one of those things," Clark said.
"Better a MILF than a cougar."
Drex was unceremoniously fired by the radio station last week and subsequently sent Clark an apology.
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According to the Globe and Mail, Clark's communications director confirmed that the premier did call Drex.
"She not only wished him professional luck, but thanked him for an apologetic e-mail. Ben Chin said that Mr. Wilcomes apologized to the Premier for the question, and for putting her in an awkward position."
Wilcomes has landed on his feet — as they say. He is now working for Vancouver's 99.3 The Fox.