I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
I've proven who I am so many times / the magnetic strip's worn thin
— Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage
November 19, 2005
The Lunatics Are Down, But Not gone
Thank god for small favours.
People I’m not going to miss:
- Tim Louis, who wore a Che Guevara shirt on the last election night; this many was completely driven by ideology
- Fred Bass, who’s ability to obfuscate language was astonishing
- Anne Roberts, who was a one issue candidate of the worst sort. Roberts fought against Wal Mart in the most irrational way - I dislike Wal Mart and don’t shop there, but the argument had little to do with reality
People I’m disappointed to see gone:
- Andrea Reimer, who was intelligent and informed and deserves to be more than just a school board trustee
People I’m fairly pleased to see win:
- George Chow, who I’ve met on several occasions and I find him to be balanced and thoughtful most of the time, even if I don’t buy the conversion of argument with respect to safe injection site (I view it as political opportunism on his part)
- Korina Houghton, who I met during the last civic election and who is, in my view, wildly overqualified compared to most other Park Board councillors - she will do a great job
People who I could do without:
- Suzanne Anton was a great waste of space as a Park Board councillor, and will be worse as a councillor. This is an argument for the end of the at large system (again.)
Vision Vancouver is doing a great deal of griping about James Green stealing votes from Jim Green. Don’t buy it - yes, a straight addition of votes from James to Jim would put this over the top, but it’s highly doubtful that 100% of those votes for James Green would have gone to Jim Green; many of them were likely protest votes which could have been filed elsewhere just as easily. If your voters can’t find your name on a ballot, you’ve done something wrong. In any case, Mr. James Green has done us all a favour and deserves our thanks.
Posted by skooter at 11:02 PM
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