Recently, former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall wrote us a letter and -- surprise! -- even her handwriting leans to the left. Upfront suggested a couple of weeks ago that Babs had failed to "make a dent" in the suburbs in her losing 1997 mayoral bid. "I made some dents," she counters. Indeed, Babs even provided the stats showing she'd lost in the burbs by only several thousand votes. She says she'd "forgotten how close it really was." Sure she did.