19 February 2009

When Harry met Sally

My guess is Iggy's "meet & greet Obamagasm"... is gonna blow Meg Ryan's celebrated on-screen fakery right into the method-acting ditch...

On Thursday, the Liberal Leader's image crafting gets a giant boost. TV coverage and media photos of him shaking hands with the popular and powerful Mr. Obama should help Mr. Ignatieff favourably present himself to voters.

“That's the money shot,” said Antonia Maioni, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

“It puts him on an equal level, at least in a visual sense, with an American president, and therefore makes him look like a stand-in for the head of government."

The Liberals hope the visit will cause some of "Mr. Obama's celebrity stardust" to rub off on Mr. Ignatieff.
Yup... "stardust & mirrors."

Of course, that's not the way Iggy's trying to spin it...
Speaking to reporters in Quebec, the Liberal Leader took a swipe at Mr. Harper over the scheduling of the Obama visit, saying he would not let the “Prime Minister's political interests spoil an important opportunity” to talk to the U.S. President.

RELATED: Who is the real Ignatieff?

...he doesn't just LOOK like a smarmy Vulcan... he talks like one too!
“Nothing is personal in politics, because politics is theater. It is part of the job to pretend to have emotions that you do not actually feel.”


Of course it occurs to me... after the fact... this should have been titled "When Barry met Silly"... damn.


LAST WORD: Even the Wabbits at CTV...

...are asking Iggy to turn down the noise...
"Should Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and U.S. President Barack Obama meet for at least 20 minutes?"


Robert Gibbs said...

You would think that Iggy, with all his contacts in the Obama administration, would be able to get a phone call or two in already to talk about important things. Obama HAS been either President or President-Elect since the start of November 2008 - almost four months now.

What's that you say?
There's no money shot in a phone call?
Even an important phone call?
One that provides an important opportunity to talk to the President?

Ah, I see. It's about optics. Not just an opportunity to talk.
The Rocking Chair just wants a pic of him shaking hands with the Rock Star.

Neo Conservative said...

well... there's a few clues in the article... image crafting -- money shot -- celebrity stardust.

but i bet the iggy-philes don't spin it that way.


Rob Budde said...

Neo, what cereal box do you get your numbers from?

Neo Conservative said...

"rob budde asks... what cereal box do you get your numbers from?"

well, rob... i can understand your confusion. it's called the "globe & mail"... it's a sort of news digest for grownups.

you could try plowing your way through it some day... if you ever get tired of ingesting naomi klein fairy tales... over and over and...