01 October 2006

Liberals still scratching their heads

UPDATE: I have disagreed with John Ibbitson in the past.

Not this time.

It also contributes to Mr. Harper's reputation for firmness. You can agree or disagree with the man, but you can't deny his moral consistency. That strong internal compass was evident in Bucharest; a different prime minister might well have shrugged and signed, diminishing both Canada and la Francophonie.

Bill Graham and the Liberals are trying to find out how Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making all these decisions without polling the shit out of the matter beforehand.
Members of the Francophonie summit have agreed to a compromise on a contentious resolution after Prime Minister Stephen Harper blocked the original proposal.

The original wording of the resolution recognized Lebanon's suffering in this summer's 34-day conflict, but not Israel's.
"There's gotta be some secret", bewildered Lib operators are saying. "Does he have a thousand citizens locked up and instantly available to answer his diabolical questions? Is he flipping a loonie?

When told that Harper was simply making decisions based on principle, bewildered Libs were seen huddling and muttering in Ottawa nightspots... trying to crack the code behind this mysterious concept.

SIDENOTE: Libs stick to what they know.
One of our favourite tales of Liberal skullduggery dates back to the 1984 leadership war when organizers for Jean Chretien had arranged to stack a Toronto delegate selection meeting with several hundred recruits from the Sikh community, an all-too-common practice that continues to this day.

Instead, John Turner's scheme machine managed to trick the crowd of Sikh insta-Grits on to school buses they thought were going to the delegate selection meeting, but which accidentally ended up at the Metro Toronto Zoo for the evening.
What can you say about a political party that won't even wipe the Volpe off it's shoes?

SIDENOTE: What the hell is
the Francophonie?
The Francophonie is a Liberal's dream -- a France-centric attempt at world government. It was a favourite of politicians ranging from Pierre Pettigrew to Saddam Hussein. It accomplished very little, but in French.

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costaragas said...

If only the Liberals could understand that Canadians WANT a man of principle... it might take the guess work of out selecting a leader...

But unfortunately, the Liberals have lost sight of their principles. And it's a damned good thing the Canadian people have not!

Agent Banana said...

Having principles is one thing. Having the principles that are desirable are a totally different ball game.

Neo Conservative said...

banana, my friend. it is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

gagliano, volpe... stronach.

you might want to ask for a couple more cards... i think i'll stick.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. Why oh why are we choosing to bleat that same old rhetoric that our neighbours to the south belch out. That country is so divided, yet we seem to want to emulate everything they do. It's not working there, it's not working here. Christ, let's grow up and seek answers for all of us good Canadians.

Neo Conservative said...

hey crank... maybe you should find a new soundbite. i don't think the stephen harper is "so scary he'll tattoo all the gays and send thm to baffin island and flood the streets with stormtroopers" bit is gonna do it this time around.

nice try though.

Anonymous said...

"Mr. Prime Minister, are you going to act on principles?"

"Just watch me".