30 March 2011

Remember Michael...

...if they'll do it with you... they'll do it to you...

-- LONDON, Ont. -- In a move that has reignited talk of a coalition, an NDP candidate in this southern Ontario city has surprised everyone, including his own party, by withdrawing from the election race and throwing his support behind his Liberal rival.

Ryan Dolby, who was running in Elgin-Middlesex-London, made the announcement in a press release e-mailed to the media, party officials and others Wednesday morning.

“I am worried if Stephen Harper gets a majority. I made a strategic decision,” Dolby said.

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: Dion's payoff to Duceppe revealed...
"I was just watching Mike Duffy Live on CTV, and learned that Pauline Marois, the leader of the provincial Parti Quebecois -- the sister party to the separatist Bloc Quebecois -- announced that part of Gilles Duceppe's price for supporting the coalition is an immediate $1 billion transfer to Quebec."

"On the same show, we learned of other coming pay-offs: separatist appointments to the Senate. There are 18 vacancies in the Senate, including four in Quebec. Not only are the Bloc in for patronage pay-offs, but Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader, was on Parliament Hill today, and she wouldn't deny that she, too, was offered a Senate seat."

"It's a fire sale in Ottawa! Senate seats, billions of dollars, whatever you want -- just make Stephane Dion the prime minister!"
Vote Liberal... I dare you.


LAST WORD: Making Ignatieff look good

It ain't easy... but apparently... it's not impossible.


fernstalbert said...

Jack has a problem - the troops do not have faith in him as a leader. If this continues, Jack will be on the sidelines with Ms. May. So using this magnificent logic, are the NDP and Liberals going to give up the field in Quebec and leave the mighty Duceppe alone on the left? Its already been an entertaining 3 ring circus and we are only a week into the campaign. Jack's life was so much simpler last week - almost idyllic. Cheers.

maryT said...

Expect to see more non compete ridings, and if polls are correct in Que, and liberals will get trashed, and Bloc win 50 seats, and support ndp, Giles could end up with the most seats in the coalition. Think PM Duceppe.
The Bloc will not be on the ballot except in Que but the rest of us have to vote conservatives to stop the Bloc. They can cry we hate Que all they want. Some idiots believe there will be no coalition if PMSH gets another minority, how will they react if they do attempt an overthrow of a legally elected govt. That is a lot of voters they will p--- off.
Did you know that only 15 MPs were elected last time with over 50%, and 25 with around 40% so the majority of those coalition members had more votes against them than for them.
This time I think the losing candidates should form a coalition and pick one of them to sit as an independent as they had the most votes.

Anonymous said...

Today I heard Mr Ignatieffs radio ad against the CF-35 and corporate tax cuts. I had to stop and shake my head after listening, because he was speaking against a fighter program brought into place by Mr Chreitien in 1997, and supported by Mr Martin, Mr Dion and himself until now. His party also voted in favour of the corporate tax cuts in 2007.

He is also now against a coalition which he signed in support of, even though the contract with the NDP and Bloc won't expire until June of this year.

Mr Ignatieff is running against his own party! If he does not want to defend the record of the Liberal Party, why is he running for the Liberals? This must be very confusing for voters.

Neo Conservative said...

you're preachin' to the choir friend...

"It was right for me to support the Iraq war when I was an academic, because academics live in outer space on Planet Zinfandel, and play with ideas all day."

"But now, as a politician in a country that opposed the war, I'll admit I screwed up, because politicians must deign to harness the wild mares of whimsy to the ox-cart of cold, calculated reality."