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Sunday, October 30, 2005

B.C. race a steamy drama

National Post
Brian Hutchinson
National Post
Saturday, October 29, 2005

'Queen of Hearts' spices up politics in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Larry? Larry couldn't stand it anymore. He was airlifted to Ottawa, where he's now Senator Campbell. Trying to win his old job as Vancouver mayor is Jim, a draft-dodging, opera-loving descendant of Oklahoma sharecroppers.

Jim Green's chief opponent is Sam. That's Sam Sullivan, a Cantonese-speaking quadriplegic and conservative-minded city councillor who has helped junkies score crack and heroin, sometimes driving them around the needle-infested Downtown Eastside and letting them fix inside his van. Sam wants to be mayor, too.

Then there is Jamie Lee Hamilton, a former Miss Gay Vancouver. She's a towering aboriginal transsexual and part-time prostitute. She's running for a seat on city council. She calls herself the Queen of Hearts.

The synopsis for some prime- time TV soaper? Hardly. This is real-life municipal politics, Vancouver style. It's far too gritty --and sticky -- for the small screen.

The Whole articule is about two pages long so I'm not going to post the whole thing, It is worth a read.... And people say politics is dull :)


Blogger padme said...

Wow, I saw Vancouver and just had to read this blog post! :)
Very interesting rachel...
Hope your having a good night...

3:24 am  
Blogger wind walker said... that's interesting politics!!!

6:20 am  
Blogger rachel said...

I'm having a great night,thanks :)

5:15 pm  

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