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—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Ever heard of "Snake Pitts?"

No? Turns out that that was one of the nicknames earned by the woman who already believes herself to be the Mayor of Vancouver, the former Jennifer Brunsdale Pitts of Shaughnessy; now known as Jennifer Clarke. She picked it up during the years that she worked at CBC British Columbia... read more. This story is from the Scrum's pals at the Vancouver Courier.

One little detail -- Jennifer Clarke still has to win the 2002 civic election to become the mayor, where she is facing strong competition from former coroner Larry Campbell and Better Business Bureau mouthpiece Valerie MacLean.

Clarke's media handlers have also mistakenly referred to her as "the Mayor." This was in evidence at the recent Non-Partisan Association (NPA) nomination meeting, where your humble scribe was told that he should not "pin the Mayor between yourself and the wall when asking her questions." C'mon, there was three feet of space between her back and the curtain! And if she doesn't like being scrummed, might I humby suggest that she get used to it if she wants to be Mayor. The Vancouver Scrum was also told that "the Mayor is very busy tonight (Wednesday) and to please arrange for another time for an interview."
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