Back in the old days, when Stephen Quinn was still working the City Beat for the MoCo, one of the most satisfying tag-lines I've ever heard was uttered by Quinn when he called the regime of then Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan 'Spam-A-Lot' because of its penchant for pretending that any and all matters trivial were more important than, say, a sighting of Bruno Gerussi's Medallion shining high in the night sky above 12th and Cambie.
Just in case anyone was worried that Spam-A-Lot was dead....
Never fear....Mr. Klassen is here!
And yes, indeed, Charlie Smith's piece on Smilin' Sammy's attempted comeback as a BC Liberal Party candidate in Vancouver False Creek is the most hit story upon over at the GStraight recently.
But here's the thing....It's for all the 'wrong' reasons, in terms of realPolitick, as indicated by the online poll attached to the piece...
Those disapproval numbers are worse than those of the fellow mayoral candidate that Mr. Sullivan and friends kneecapped in 2005.
You remember her, right?
Whatever happened to the CityBeat at the local CBC anyway?....Did it get in the way of FLee or something?...And, for the record, Quinn's Quiz was, in my humble opinion, way more fun when it was still civic-focussed...
In case you've already forgotten, Mr. Klassen was, along with Daniel Fontaine, a former denizen of Spam-A-Lot who kept playing their little games and quickly set-up the anti-Vision 'CityCaucus' website after the electoral demise of Spam-A-Lot late in 2008 (Snowmaggedon!)...It has been rumoured that a super-secret team of former CoV sanitation engineers are still searching for the now empty war chest...Allegedly.