Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mayor Corrigan To Begin NDP Leadership Bid

This intrepid Poly reported earlier of the power struggles within the BC NDP for control on the leadership. The waters may become rougher now that Burnaby Mayor Derek "Mr. Potato Head" Corrigan is jumping into the fray.
"Corrigan's Burnaby Citizens Association has always just been a front for the NDP," our Senior Political Analyst and British Cultural expert Shawn Manhole confirmed. "That's why you have to be an NDP member in order to join the BCA. Something Derek wants because he has plans beyond being Mayor. Giddy up!"
A story in the Burnaby Now suggests there are rumours of the BCA planning "...to divest itself of its formal affiliation with the New Democratic Party", a rumour which Mayor Potato denies. However, in the same piece Burnaby Councillor and BCA Member Sav Dhaliwal believes "...there could be a large upside to the change".
We contacted Dhaliwal to learn more and was told by his "home care medical practitioner" that "Mr. Dhaliwal is nursing a broken knee after accidentally running into the Mayor's baseball bat four or five times. He would like to state for the record that Mayor Corrigan is great and that everyone should join the NDP."
But does the Mayor really have plans to leave municipal politics and jump to the provincial Dippers?
"Absolutely!', Manhole exclaimed. "In fact, he has been asked to speak at the NDP caucus gathering this week in Penticton which is the first step in his bid for leadership."
Manhole's sources deep inside the NDP confirm that Mayor Corrigan will be at the Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre and Casino on June 14th and/or June 15th to give a status report on his progress as an openly Dipper Mayor and to give the keynote address to the caucus: "Devolution: Returning BC to the 1990s". Should this speech go well, he may be able to unify and give focus to the NDP while bringing in even more union involvement.
Manhole continued, "You have to remember that the last caucus meeting just a few weeks ago ended in a brawl - Corgy can get down and dirty with the best of 'em so he will be fine. As well, he may have some info he can share."
Such as...?
"Well, a week ago Mayor Corrigan was spotted snooping outside a Team Burnaby fundraising lunch at the Metrotown Hilton."
What was he doing?
"He was expertly sucking on a fag", Manhole exclaimed, "That cancer stick or cigarette is such a nasty habit. He pressed his head up against the door and was getting madder and madder until he let out a few curse words and stormed off."
What could he have heard that made him so upset?
"Well, no Dipper likes to hear about how well individuals or businesses are doing now that the NDP is not in power, so that probably cheesed off the Mayor. Thankfully he was able to go home to his wife, the CUPE researcher and School Board Trustee, Kathy, who was able to calm him down."
His wife is Kathy Corrigan? The School Board Trustee? The CUPE worker? Wow! But...then...why does she not mention she is married to the Mayor and possible future leader of the NDP on either her BCA or School Board websites?
"Well, if she states she is the Mayor's wife," Manhole began, "she could be labeled guilty, a braggart or a liar - traits commonly connected with the NDP."
Which will make Derek Corrigan a natural leader for the party.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a load of crap

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...this was great! Why no shots about what a drunk Mayor Potato Head is? Everyone knows its true. Corrigan could not become leader but he could run as an MLA against one of the Burnaby Liberal MLAs and possibly take them out. That photo looks EXACTLY like him!!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burnaby is a warning sign of the cancer cells that still exist within our free enterprise body of prosperity . . . the moonbats still bray at the night sky and wonder why Lenin & Stalin, Che & Fidel can't produce economic justice for the downtrodden and self-marginalized . . . .

ohhhhhh the inhumanity of it all . . .

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 8:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BCA is an NDP front organization, and TEAM Burnaby is a BC Liberal front organization. Whats the big deal?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference is that the BCA forces you to have an NDP membership while Team Burnaby does NOT mandate a BC Liberal membership. BIG difference. Of course you know that in order to become a provincial Dipper you must also be a federal Dipper. See how this pyramid scheme works?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 7:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Yawn, that's been old news for decades.

Wash, rinse, spin repeat.

Guess the Team Burnaby kids had nothing better to do than to speculate where Crab Corrigan is going to crawl next.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BC NDP = Sock Puppet for the BC Fed

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nothing new there. Old news.

Another boring day for the Team Burnaby kid.

But not all members of the BC NDP are members of unions that are members of the BC FED. Not all B.C. unions are members of the BC FED.

Not all Dippers are union members.
Would be hard pressed to say that 100% of the Dipper Membership are
card carrying union members, but quite a few do swing the lunchbucket to work each morning.

The link of the BC NDP to the BC Fed by right wingers is old news. Goes back to the 1970's.

Very old news.

Wash, rinse, spin, repeat.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob Williams said...

This is a story about a Mayor who has always had ambitions far greater than his ability. He reminds me of me just not as smart.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrigan is a drunk. You can check him out at his watering hole with his city employee, over paid Dipper driver friend at the old Blue button Club on Kingsway.
The only Pub in Burnaby that has not had to comply with the Smoking area by-law. Wonder how they get away with that?

Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you figure the fellow is a dunk. Maybe he does have a drink but has he ever been caught pissed as a rat like our beloved Premier was? Has he ever been found guilty of drunk driving? Our Premier has been there, done that and has the mug shots to prove it.

I never met the man but last time I looked consumption of beer at a licensed establishment is not a hanging ofence.

Friday, June 16, 2006 3:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Campbell should have been better leadership during his DUI. What a pathetic performance that was when he had that spiel on TV. I'm sure some BC Liberal Party members were stupidly consoling him in support.

As for Corrigan, who ever said he is a drunk better watch it. Some idiot mayor wanna be candidate came out with false statements and almost got sued. The wanna be should have gotten sued.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:42:00 AM  

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