Saturday, July 19, 2014

Marky-Mark, Moe and Dmitri Team-Up In Surrey...Are We All Snooklandians Now?


As Charlie Smith noted awhile back, Mark Marissen and Moe Sihota are, indeed, working together for a 'potential' mayoral candidate in Surrey.

Bob Mackin, in the Tyee, now has more, including the details on the 'third' man:

Surrey Coun. Barinder Rasode said she still hasn't decided whether to run for the mayoralty of B.C.'s second biggest city. If she does, only one person on her politically diverse campaign team could be in line for a job...

{snippety doo-dah}

...Rasode has assembled a team headed by Mark Marissen and Moe Sihota. The former is a veteran federal and BC Liberal strategist and ex-husband of Premier Christy Clark. The latter is the ex-NDP cabinet minister who was president of the party when it lost the 2013 provincial election under Adrian Dix.

The latest name to join Rasode's backroom is Dimitri Pantazopoulos, a federal Conservative who was the BC Liberals' pollster last year. Pantazopoulos was imported from Ontario in 2011 to be Clark's principal secretary and later became assistant deputy minister of intergovernmental relations. Pantazopoulos has worked on campaigns for Stephen Harper, Stockwell Day and Rob Ford...

But not to worry fine voters of Surrey....

Because Ms. Rasode tells Uncle Bob that she is still kinda/sorta a progressive because Dmitri will just be a nut-cutting pol guy while Moe and Mark will be the ones helping her build her much more important strate(r)gy and platformatic-type thingies:

...Said Rasode: "This is my campaign with my name attached to it, which is why I will be part of the decision making process, and people like Dimitri who will be hired to do work won't be a part of the building platform or strategy. That's what I have Moe and Mark for."...

So, essentially,  it would appear that the good Ms. Rasode is saying, out loud and with a straight face, that the ends justify any and all means.

Good grief.



JasonS said...

well birds of a feather flock together. Makes you wonder if Moe`s heart was really into winning the last election for the NDP. At least we know that Larry um Curly .. I mean Moe is above reproach and completely incorruptible . Its not like we have any examples of untoward behavior in his past history. Yup nothing to worry about.

RossK said...




North Van's Grumps said...

Was it only last year that we saw these three working together before the election and in separate camps during the election... nudge, nudge, wink, wink

Kool Topp & Guy Public Affairs

RossK said...



And most interesting that this particular almost candidate actually spoke to Mr. Guy before she brought in the third boy.

I guess, maybe the idea here is that you can buy everybody's base.

Cynical (and body politic destroying) much?


e.a.f. said...

I guess she thought if Ms. Chow could use people from 3 political parties to work her campaign, she might do as well.

The problem is, this is B.C. and those boys are from B.C. of course Moe is required, he is the face of colour, not to mention he will be used in "leftie" temple circles.

oh, this would be so much fun, if it wasn't being played for real. Ms. Rasode, who might have been a good candidate is now demonstrating why she ought not to be mayor of Surrey. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas or whatever, the citizens of Surrey are just so f...ked if they vote her into office. Surly there is someone who can run for Mayor of Surrey who isn't too old or too stupid.