Much who-haing could be heard at Storyeum's Gastown Hall on Saturday evening, as New Democrats gathered to roast retired provincial party secretary Gerry Scott. Flamers included party leader Carole James, caucus chair Jenny Kwan, agriculture and lands critic Bruce Ralston and Maurine Karagianis, who said some words on behalf of former premier Dave Barrett. But those who attend the gigglefest say the biggest laughs were reserved for the four "Gerry Idol" competition contestants, who did their best impersonations of Mr. Scott. As part of that competition, former caucus executive director Clay Suddaby delivered a list of the top ten things Mr. Scott would never say. And political consultant Brad Zubyk and deputy chief of staff Raj Sihota also did their best to parody the Zen-talking operative. But the winner ended up being former party communications officer Marcella Munro.
May 30, 2006