Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Rae out

Well, if reports are to be believed, Bob Rae -- or as Double Exposure often called him, The Bobrae -- is going to pull out of the Liberal race making the selection of Michael Ignatieff as the party's nominee for the Prime Ministership of Canada an almost absolute certainty.

It would have been good to see a real race with a real vote of the membership. Notwithstanding my support for Ignatieff, Rae has, I have to concede, some very good ideas about how to move the party forward and they need to be heard. But if PMS wants to throw hate at his enemies -- and it is obvious he not only hates but also has absolutely no respect for his opponents -- he needs it shoved right back in his face, and Iggy may just be the man to do that.

What does it mean for the coalition? It could be in trouble, since Ignatieff said "coalition if necessary but not necessarily coalition" this past weekend. Given the opportunity to think it over the holidays, though, I think he'll see there are more benefits than negatives for the Grits.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

All hail illigit Iggy.

Anonymous said...

.....and it is obvious he not only hates but also has absolutely no respect for his opponents.....

Right, and I'm sure THAT doesn't go both ways.

Whatever......

BlastFurnace said...

Oh, there's enough hate to go both ways and it disgusts me. Sometimes I wish someone would ... now, even I wouldn't do that. I'm not even going to say what it is.

crf said...

cut off their penises?

BlastFurnace said...

Wouldn't that be nice? lol

No. It's perfectly legal, but someone would really have to have a heart of stone to do something this vindictive what I would have in mind.

Anonymous said...

shitty day to consider oneself a member of the so called 'democratic' Liberal Party of Canada.

I, as a paid member of this party for the past five years, did NOT get to choose my leader.

And it's shameful.

Doug Ferguson should stop asking for my money, unless he wants me send him an envelope filled with a turd.

BlastFurnace said...

There should have been a vote, period. Even if it was obvious Iggy was going to win he still should have had to fight for it. The leadership of a party should be earned.