Thursday, November 23, 2006

Leadership Bollocks in the Mashed Potatoes

Today is a very disappointing day. Ignatieff should really be kicked hard in the emotional balls for his methods, however I oppose violence of all types.

He got the ball rolling, passed it to the separatists, they chucked it to Harper, he scored... with parliament and maybe "soft-nationalists".

I totally agree with Wells' comments today and Dion's comment BCerinToronto highlighted - what are the rest of us, mashed potatoes?

I don't get it, these motions are not intellectual debate, they are politics, to start playing with them means you want to start playing the political game they are.

Dion does not, why then would he support the motion? I suppose for politics. But it bothers me. He better explain it to me.

The argument that Kinsella puts up that Dion cannot say "it doesn't matter, everyone calm down" is not totally valid for me. HOWEVER, it is not "nothing". It is in the long-run, I imagine. Afterall can anyone remember the "Calgary Declaration" wording which Bouchard didn't sign? Not many.

In the short term, with a week before the leadership convention, the optics of Dion's support do not make sense. I think Dion should explain why supporting this resolution does not detract from his stance on federalism. Or, force us to move on to bigger issues. Prove it is nonsense.

Rae sent out a spokesman to say "no comment", as did Kennedy. This does not show leadership. Rae is so full of hot air you'd think he exhaled straight into Ignatieff's ego.

Did I mention Ignatieff is a complete twit? His antics remind me of his support for Iraq's invasion. He thinks he can invade Canada and fix it. I imagine the only articles he read outside of the country over thirty years were the bimonthly ones in the NYT that state "Canada is still cold, the French Canadians want to separate."

1 comment:

WestmountLiberal said...

Check out Dion's past statements on the Quebecois nation and compare to what has been proposed by Harper. Very similar.
I think your issue may be the official recognition of such a nation. On this we agree.
I don't see the point of recognizing something which is a fact in hearts of Quebecois.
There's also the issue of other nations (within Canada, of course) seeking similar official recognition.
For this we can thank M Harper and M Ignatieff.