Maxed Out 

If you go into the woods Nov. 16

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Oh, I almost forgot. Da mayor. I know Mayor O'Reilly by his actions. I only know his opponent by his words and the rambling personal grilling I gave him. I know Hugh's an honest man who cares a great deal about Whistler. I know he works hard and I know he's enjoyed particular success in building bridges to neighbouring communities, including Mt. Currie for a change.

But I've found myself increasingly on the opposite side of key issues the past three years. His unwillingness to understand the orneriness of this community and placate the Olympic naysayers by at least letting them express their concerns in a free plebiscite endangers rather than helps the bid. His attempt to bring the WEF issue to a vote in council without embracing the larger community is unfathomable. His position on other issues remains a mystery.

Having said that, if you are truly comfortable following the path we've been travelling the past three years, Hugh's your guy. I'm ready to strike out on another road though so I'm inviting Dave Davenport along for the trip.

But Dave. I'll be watching. Very, very closely.

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