Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hint to Canadian Liberals:

Of COURSE Michael Ignatieff wants Stephane Dion out as soon as possible; the longer it takes, the likelier it will be that someone else will come out of the woodwork and take Ignatieff's position as putative leader-in-waiting.

(Eventually Gerard Kennedy is going to learn French.)

And, yes, of course Ignatieff's supporters are backing their guy over Dion; where the hell do you think all those negative "anonymous" opinions that Jane Taber's writing about come from?

So, yeah, I wouldn't be especially surprised if they're throwing the Montreal riding of Outremont. Doesn't mean it's a good idea to mention it publicly before the election, and I do think that Justin Trudeau should have got that nod because parachuting is generally a bad idea...but I'd be willing to ride a few bucks on the notion, sure.

Edit: It is quite possible, perhaps even likely, that the emails that made these accusations were forgeries. Fair enough. There is still quite a bit of evidence that there is a serious unity problem within the Liberal party, and a lot of it has to do with organizers who seem to be more interested in leadership races than elections. The former is over, the latter is coming.

If you're dying to beat someone, guys, beat HARPER.

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