OK, I’m only being charitable when I say he’s free of irony.
In truth, I think he’s a scheming, narcissistic megalomaniac with the same kind of worship of his own opinions as George w.Caesar.
Below is an email I received from an employee in Vancouver’s mayor’s office today. In it, we are told not to pester city employees with our rabid desire to give money to Sam Sullivan or help him get re-elected.
That I received this email is a testament to Sam’s use of civic resources to tell [presumably] anyone who’s ever emailed MayorAndCouncil@city.Vancouver.bc.ca that we should not use civic resources to help Sam’s campaign. I can’t stand him. I want him to get zero votes in November. I have no interest in supporting his campaign. Yet, I receive this spam…from a city official.
I call it irony, as I said, out of perhaps uncharacteristic graciousness towards our mayor. He has essentially used the City Clerk’s instruction as an excuse to campaign to anyone who has contacted him as mayor.
Essentially, this demonstrates Sullivan’s opportunism, disrespect for the proper role of civic resources, and willingness to cut whatever corner he can to get re-elected, including turning a City Clerk directive on its head.
Memo regarding political campaign inquiries
Over the past several weeks, our office has received many inquiries as to how to purchase memberships, financially contribute or become a volunteer to help support Mayor Sam Sullivan in this year’s civic election.
As noted in a recent memo from the City Clerk to all of Council, City resources are only to be used for matters directly related to civic business.
Therefore, should you wish to learn more about Mayor Sullivan’s election campaign or how to become involved, please direct your inquiries to his campaign via www.samsullivan.ca.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
Manager of Community Relations
Office of the Mayor
City of Vancouver
Tel: (604) 873-7661
Fax: (604) 873-7685