Thursday, January 19, 2006

Not quite polygamy

Burnaby is experiencing a couple of tight three-ways according to the B.C. section of Thursday's The Globe and Mail. Burnaby-Douglas MP Bill Siksay who appeared to have a lock on his seat is now in a tighter race against George Drazenovic of the Conservatives and Billy Cunningham of the Liberals. Despite a slow start Drazenovic has an outside shot at winning the seat as a "Green" Tory, while Liberal backroomer Cunningham has brought Paul Martin to his riding twice during the campaign period.

In Burnaby-New Westminster, Mary Pynenburg of the Liberals is playing up her status as the only woman in the race against frontrunners Marc Dalton of the Conservatives and incumbent MP Peter Julian of the NDP.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only woman that is running?

Talk about low quality bottom of the barrel political positioning.

It's not the cover, but what is inside that counts, and Mary fails greatly there.

1/19/2006 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having watched the NDP machine pull out every vote that exists, at all 3 levels, year after year in Burnaby, there would need to be a big sweep across the land that delivers a riding in Burnaby to anyone else. Marc Dalton has a chance, can't see anyone else pulling it off.

1/19/2006 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It depends if people buy what's on the shelf.

If they like what they see, they'll
grab it and put it in the bag.

The other products get left behind and if they end up being stale dated, they are either returned to
the wholesaler or thrown out like bad meat.

1/19/2006 4:32 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I envy people who seem to speak as if they have access to what seem to be undisclosed polling results. Hmm.

1/19/2006 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I envy people who see through the plastic packaging put on for products like Billy Boy and Mary Pynenburg and see the poor quality
products and decide to go with something else instead after doing product research.

In other words, those who choose smartly.

1/19/2006 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who says George can win is dreaming. When is the last time a Conservative represented the riding?
If the western boundary stopped at Willingdon maybe. Since it doesnt it has a lot of East Van characteristics so anyone right of the Liberals can forget it.
This is a race between the NDP and the Liberals.

1/19/2006 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how bad Pynenburg was at the all-candidates' debate tonight. I mean, she actually thought Martin's pledge to scrap the Notwithstanding Clause was just an "idea, for discussion", and not an election pledge. She also couldn't explain how her pledge to dedicate one staffer to immigration was better than Julian's current 1.4 staffers for immigration.

Furthermore, she couldn't explain how people could believe her pledge to reduce tuition, when tuition has tripled under Liberal watch!!!

Of course she still did better than Dalton, who didn't even bother to show up (although his manager sat quietly at the back). The other candidates kept addressing an empty chair with a "Dalton" sign in front of it.

1/19/2006 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dalton knocked on my apartment door tonight so at least he wasn't just hiding out.

1/19/2006 11:52 PM  

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