On the move!
Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, ianking.ca is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.
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Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at ianking.ca!
—Ian King, December 13, 2004
Friday, June 25, 2004
Reynolds spinning away...
"We have an openly gay man running in Vancouver Centre, we think it's a 3-way race, and we think we've got a chance of winning it."
Okay, John. I'm next door to Vancouver Centre, and the only concentration of Gary Mitchell signs is in his campaign office. The NDP's internal polling shows Mitchell third, and his campaign team do not have the air of near-winners about them. The only way Mitchell wins this one is if every Liberal and NDP voter in downtown Vancouver contracts the Norwalk virus over the weekend.
Of course, Reynolds also is confident that the Conservatives will take 30 of B.C.'s 36 seats. Give him credit, though, for no longer claiming that he'll sweep the province.
So I figure the Conservatives need that token gay man, and knowing they'll never take Vancouver Centre anyway, they put one on the ticket to try and serve as a red herring for all the scared voters. I would be curious to see whether he's been anything of an aenesthetic for people who were pained by Conservative anti-gay rhetoric.
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