The provincial New Democrat nomination process is starting to look like a scene out of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Former cabinet ministers Corky Evans, Harry Lali and Dennis Striefel have all said they want to run again in the next election. And now rumours are circulating that septugarian socialist former premier David Barrett is considering doing the same thing. But when we reached the 74-year-old Mr. Barrett at his beatific, coastal Esquimalt home, he put the kybosh those rumours. According to the former premier, a number of individuals have approached him about seeking a nomination but, "There's two problems with me running. One: my wife will leave me. And two: I'd end up being committed to a mental institution."
September 9, 2004