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Premier holds Heed's fate

It was fitting that the latest chapter in the Kash Heed saga unfolded close to Halloween. Every time we think this political story has had a stake driven through its heart, like a vampire, it comes back to life.

It was fitting that the latest chapter in the Kash Heed saga unfolded close to Halloween.

Every time we think this political story has had a stake driven through its heart, like a vampire, it comes back to life.

This week, the resilient scandal was raised once again from the dead by Heed's former right-hand man Barinder Sall, who chose to make some fresh allegations about his former friend's campaign spending following his own sentencing for his part in the episode.

Sall followed up by chatting up a media storm about Heed's longstanding political ambitions, his apparently high opinion of himself suggested in several emails and the tight working relationship they shared, stretching back before Heed's days as West Vancouver's top cop.

The revelations of a secret "Bat phone" in Heed's WVPD office are only the silliest in a collection of lessthan-high-minded details.

None of Sall's allegations have been proven, of course. But in the case of Heed's seemingly boundless political opportunism, they hardly need to be.

Sall, who is clearly bitter about taking it on the chin for his former boss, seems determined to unmask him.

Now it'll be up to Premier Christy Clark to determine the fate of a former star candidate, now revealed (if Sall is to be believed) as an ego-driven political climber.

Heed is hardly the first politician to be accused of this, but it is particularly dismaying in someone who, as chief and later as solicitor general, held himself out to be so much more.

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