Friday, July 28, 2006

Nash for Premier?

He's one of B.C.'s most popular figures and is a lot more popular in his native Victoria than politicians most of the time. Steve Nash was in B.C. a week ago for his charity basketball game at the soon to be renovated GM Place and for a ceremony at an urban park in Victoria.

While he was in B.C. some MLAs were able to catch up with him. Burnaby-Willingdon MLA John Nuraney and Surrey MLA Dave Hayer were able to snap this photo with the NBA MVP.

Could Gordon Campbell's Liberals land the Canadian superstar after his playing days are done? Perhaps the NDP would sit well with Nash's social conscience. For now he is probably a lot happier being king of the hardwood.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Could Gordon Campbell's Liberals land the Canadian superstar after his playing days are done"

Got to be one of the stupiest
suppositions yet.

Nash has accomplished a great deal,
why would it lead to politics?

Nash would be smart to be who he is and stay out of politics, and not be some political organiser's prize bull.

Daniel Igali was thought of in the same way. He bombed badly.

Then there was always the recruiting of Lenarduzzi, and going
back even further, even Lui Passaglia was thought of as political material.

Thankfully both were sensible and never got sucked into running for politics.

It's not for everyone and not all superstars who win on the court, field or ice have what it takes to win on the floor.

7/28/2006 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Conservatives were going to try this with Russ Courtnall somewhere on Vancouver Island. And there has been a long history in Canada of hockey players turned politicians.

7/30/2006 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could they score or did they end up goin' to the box?

7/30/2006 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a look at the picture. One of the more awkward looking posed photos I've seen. The only thing surprising was that Nuraney wasn't making nash wear an A & W shirt or eat one of their burgers.

Athletes don't always make good politicians, but professional wrestlers on the other hand... hey jesse the body for president.

8/01/2006 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniel Igali was a wrestler and he bombed.

Was supposed to be a prize bull for the BC Liberals.

8/01/2006 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Igali was an amateur wrestler. Although some politicians make average amateur wrestlers (see: the Outgames).

8/03/2006 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong there partially. Igali was
amateur, but he did win Olympic gold. No easy feat.

But he bombed despite being thrown around as a prize candidate.

8/03/2006 10:42 PM  

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