Lost in Translation
TM: Well, I have talked to Volpe, already. So —
GG: Is he manageable?
Translation: TM - “Volpe will lay off…if you support him for leadership.”
GG: Belinda Stronach and others position, they had a straight forward
UD: You see, every circumstance is different. Your circumstances are
different, mine were different, Scott’s were different.
Translation: UD - “Face it buddy, you’re no Belinda.”
GG - We have to rush through because of the Question Period
UD - Today, Question Period is at 2 PM
GG - Don’t you have to prepare for it.
UD - No, I can just prepare in 5 minutes, in the car.
Translation: UD - “Why would I spend time preparing for QP? Have I done anything worthy of being asked a question in the last 8 months?”
TM: We all have to be agree… whether we can have… an honest to be an answer knowing that I said some one with a caliber and courage in the context of you and your wife…
Translation: “Sorry, I just watched Star Wars last night, and I can’t stop talking like Yoda.”
TM: Let me make it absolutely clear that we are a welcoming party; we will do everything we can. Obviously for us continuing to expand our base in BC and in prominent communities in this country is a political priority for us. It is a welcoming mat that has a lot of nice comfy fur on it. [Laughs]
Translation: “The Liberal Party is a welcoming mat with a lot of nice comfy fur…unless you’re Sheila Copps…or Tony Kuo…or Steven Hogue…or Warren Kinsella…”