20 February 2009

I'm not the Prime Minister...

...I just play one in New York & Las Vegas...

New York City residents could have been forgiven for thinking that Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff was Canada’s prime minister Thursday night after the Liberal Party arranged to have an official photo of Ignatieff and U.S. President Barack Obama beamed to Times Square - one of the most famous intersections in the world.

The image of the two Harvard graduates standing side by side with a backdrop of Canadian and U.S. flags was simultaneously shown on a similar electronic billboard nearly 3,500 kilometers away on Las Vegas’s famous Strip.

The photo is expected to be shown about eight times over the course of 36 hours.
Conservatives contacted by the media confessed to being less than impressed...
“I guess Mr. Ignatieff is still more pre-occupied with getting coverage in the United States rather than in Canada where he has actually come back after 36 long years of being absent.”
Hey Iggy... not to burst your bubble... but, I'm pretty sure those guys don't get to vote up here.


"Imagine the liberals stimulating the US economy instead of ours. Did they buy carbon offsets for all that power they used."

RELATED: Hey... it's a Liberal thing

So after almost unanimous public and media consensus that yesterday was a good day for Prime Minister Harper and President Obama, one Liberal has launched a silly line of attack to rain on the parade.

I was just on CTV's Power Play with the chief architect of Iggy Infatuation Corner, Warren Kinsella. Warren, being the talented peddler of fantasy and folly that he is, threw out some line - grounded in nothing but Liberal envy of the PM's success of yesterday - that Stephen Harper would have voted for John McCain in the last U.S. election.

Well, as a Canadian, Stephen Harper doesn't get to vote in U.S. elections.

Unfortunately, my conversation with Warren was cut short by our moderator, Graham Richardson. Graham apologized for having to preempt us, but he did have an interview with the PM to air. Certainly a pretty acceptable reason to kick us to the curb.

But in the interest of accuracy and authenticity, I'd like to point out to Warren that it was his dearly beloved Michael Ignatieff who lived in the U.S. for 30 years, and voted proudly with his pen from his public pedestal for former President Bush's foreign policy on the war in Iraq and coercive torture techniques against enemy combatants. Sadly, it wasn't just one x. Many a letter was used by Ignatieff to celebrate the Bush doctrine.

When the PM does well, facts aren't available for criticism - so why not use fantasy to score points? It is the Liberal way, after all. I am still waiting to see those soldiers in the streets with guns.
Now Iggy actually split his time abroad between England and the United States... but you take the point here.


LAST WORD: Iggy says... "that wasn't my idea"



beachnut said...

That's funny, I thought the Liberal party was broke.
I must have been informed by the MSM.

Neo Conservative said...

maybe iggy's playing to what he sees as his core constituency.

could be he's just killing time here in canada until he gets a firm job offer from "the one".


johndoe124 said...

It seems to me to be a pretty cheap, juvenile stunt trying to fool Americans. Would they be just as casual with the truth if they were in office?

Neo Conservative said...

"johndoe says... as casual with the truth"

you're joking, right?

we're talking about the people who brought us "adscam"... and promised to abolish the gst.

this is just fiberal "business as usual".


johndoe124 said...

you're joking, right?

No, just being rhetorical, I think. Just my way of pointing out that some things never change.

liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

"liberal supporter says... waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh... iggy is my obama"

ah, yes... the indisputable wisdom of anonymous trolls

thus commences liberal supporter's daily bombing of the comment threads... elucidating, in great detail, how unimportant i am in his life.

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Anonymous said...

I personally don't see any problem with Iggy advertising himself in the US. He's probably better known there than in Canada. I guess crisis' really suck for the opposition since nobody really pays attention to them.

Neo Conservative said...

"anon says... He's probably better known there than in Canada."

yup... and not for any fuzzy-bunny fiberal soul-searching and rationalising either...

"For his part, Ignatieff wondered in The New York Times in early 2004 to what degree 'to defeat evil, we may have to traffic in evils: indefinite detention of suspects, coercive interrogations, targeted assassinations, even pre-emptive war'."

oh, iggy.

warren is gonna be so disappointed.


maryT said...

I always suspected that adscam money would show up somewhere. Imagine the liberals stimulating the US economy instead of ours. Did they buy carbon offsets for all that power they used.
And remember, iggy said no one would speak for the liberals unless it was him. They would follow his lead, so he must have oked this expense for WK.
Did they really think they could get away with this sham to make us think the American media picked iggy over PMSH.
And to add to iggys disrespect for Pres Obama, by telling all re the private meeting, he later referred to him as that guy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Iffy is hoping to be selected for the position of US Ambassador to Canada?
BTW, who tied the knot on Kinsella's tie? He looked like a rube, no offence to honest to goodness rubes everywhere.

Honey Pot said...

Iggy and the liberals are making a fool of themselves here and abroad.

Iggy couldn't get his nose any further up Obama's ass if he tried.

Iggy doesn't look like a leader, he looks like a weasly suckholing opportunist.

wilson said...

Advertising in the US justs proves how unCanadian Iffy is.
Jane Taber may think the move is clever, but will Canadians?

Iffy rolled over for Danny, looks like he will roll over for Harper/Obama too.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

FYI, Tim Powers issued a correction at 10:19 last night.

Michael said...

Poor Reformers...so upset over so little.

I smell fear.

Greg said...

After Michael's post, I smell compost.

Neo Conservative said...

"Greg said... After Michael's post, I smell compost."

well, i guess... despite his latest dubious pronouncements, kinsella has his stalwart minions as well.

c'est la vie.