A decade ago today was the worse election in Canadian history. Well worst for me as my boss, Ted White, MP was not re-elected and I was out of a job. The silver lining was that I got to move back to BC but to North Vancouver not to the Island where I had lived for almost 20 years. I really didn't like living in Ottawa, they had sidewalk plows to clear the route to work in the winter and hot humid days in the summer.
The office politics in the House of Commons is far more intense than in any any office job I went there at 40 years old while most others were were in the 18-22 zone. It was long hours and very tiring for me as a disabled military vet but I was one a few political science grads in my UVic class to actually work in politics.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Well, it's back to the election trenches, we're in the advance to contact stage to stretch the infantry metaphor.
After all politics is continuation of war by other means to turn von Clausewitz's famous quote around. I've always taken von Clausewitz's lesser quote as my first fundamental of politics, after turning it around a bit of course, he said "War is not a science but an art and thus its sublime cannot be taught." Thanks Klaus, there goes my Poli Sci degree and Public Admin classes.
Well, I'm officially rescinding my statement that I won't be running in the fall election. My reasons still stand. I can't do door knocking due to my disability. I didn't say it before but I need to spend $4000 - $5000 on dental work so there went most of my campaign funding. I guess I will have to do some aggressive fundraising.
Unite North Van and amalgamation wise, I wanted to do some promotion and running for Mayor is the way to do it as that is the only time most people pay attention. As well, with an unacceptable Kerry Morris providing the alternative to those who don't or can't vote for Darrell Mussatto, they have to be given an option.
So I will be there to point out that the Morris campaign fear mongering, even worse, inaccurate fear mongering as that is even more wrong.