The provincial New Democrat's Nanaimo "mafia" is electing a new godfather. Public Eye has learned the harbour city constituency association's nomination date has been set for September 19. The two contenders: party leadership candidate and ex-Parksville-Qualicum MLA Leonard Krog and British Columbia Ferry and Marine Workers' Union local president Richard Goode. Mr. Krog, the party's former caucus chair, should win the nomination - unless Mr. Goode's Website scares him off. That site has a random quotes section featuring some statements (presumably endorsed by the candidate) that sound threatening or just downright bizarre. Examples include: "I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know;" "When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away;" and "Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight."
July 21, 2004