Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Random Campaign Notes

-Jib-Jab has George W. Bush's Year and Review up here.

-Anyone else notice that Scott Reid has been benched from all the pundit shows...and seemingly has been replaced by John Duffy? I really don't see why Duffy hasn't gotten any flack for repeating Reid's comments - Reid can blame it on a poor choice of words or a slip of the tongue, but Duffy knew it was coming and stood by the comments.

-Stephen Taylor proves that bloggers do a lot more research than anyone in the mainstream media would ever put into a story. While I don't think it's really news that the spat with the US was orchestrated, it's a fine piece of sleuthing.

-Although Layton may not want to talk about it, James Bow isn't afraid to bring up the subject of a Tory-NDP coalition government.

-Speaking of Jack, he was hitting the right notes today, accusing Paul Martin of flying opinion flags of convenience with respect to Iraq, Same Sex and BMD. Fair enough. If the Liberals are going to attack Harper for eight year old quotes, I think it's fair game to remind Canadians that Paul Martin has flipped his opinion on those three issues (and Kyoto, and the Clarity Act...) in the past two or three years.

-I was watching Mike Duffy Live this afternoon and it appears the Liberals are attacking the Tory "change" ad as being an offensive attack ad.


This is the least offensive of the Tory ads (in that the other ones are so bad that it's offensive for the Tories to think people would respond to them). But it baffles me how the party of aircraft carriers, guns pointed at viewers, and false abortion claims can accuse this low key ad of being offensive. Never mind that all three parties are going to air far worse come January. If you think this is bad, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.


  • Isn't really a comment on the above but my blog has an article on John Duffy owning the Ontario Conservative Campaign Co-Chair right now.


    By Blogger Dan McKenzie, at 6:28 p.m.  

  • The co-chair would have been hearing the misrepresentation of the quote for the first time as well.


    Campaigning ahead of the January 23 election, Harper said the Liberals were failing to work with the current premier of Quebec, Jean Charest, a fellow foe of the separatists.

    "They can't wait to see a PQ government so they can stand up for federalism and fight the separatists," Harper told a news conference, using the initials usually used to describe the pro-independence party.


    "Can't wait" refers to the Liberals failing to work with Charest.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:59 p.m.  

  • Maybe it's just me, but when somebody says that they "can't wait" to have something happen, it means that they really want it to happen.


    By Blogger Jason, at 9:14 p.m.  

  • Excuse me, but does anyone really think that the Liberals wouldn't prefer to see a PQ govt in Quebec, in order to have someone to fight against? Remember, these are the people who hypocritically picked a fight with the US over their CO2 performance (much better than ours), just in order to gain votes.

    By Blogger MarkCh, at 9:36 p.m.  

  • Get this,

    The Libs are putting their formerly gov't staff back on the government payroll over the christmas break so that the taxpayers will pay them rather than the Libs.

    Taxpayers paying Lib workers over christmas.

    Oh yeah, the public's gonna love that one.

    Sheer arrogance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:24 p.m.  

  • Biff

    Any proof of that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:38 p.m.  

  • anonymous,

    How about a press release from the Liberal war room to Mike Duffy?

    By Blogger OttawaCon, at 10:50 p.m.  

  • From another forum...

    Popcorn, $1.

    Beer, $2.

    Cable subscription, $35.

    Colour TV, $600.

    Watching Stefan Dion meltdown on CTV...PRICELESS!

    And the other thing about Liberals back on government payroll for the week?

    That one's courtesy of Mike Duffy on Countdown tonight.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:52 p.m.  

  • Check out Greg Staples site:


    The Liberals are finished.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 p.m.  

  • http://www.ctv.ca//servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051220/ELXN_poll_results_051220/20051220?s_name=election2006&no_ads=

    Ceck this out. It is over for the Libs. The Bloc now have a 40 point lead in Quebec. And Stephen Harper has agreed to debate Gilles Duceppe one-on-one since on National Unity since Paul Martin has refused. Stand by. If it wasn't for Toronto the Lbs would be wiped out.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:58 p.m.  

  • http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/

    Kate has a link to the Countdown video. Unreal!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:01 a.m.  

  • Signs that things are a changin'

    1. BQ at 60%
    2. Harper to debate Duceppe on unity
    3. Liberal campaigners to be paid with tax dollars
    4. CBC investigation on income trusts tomorrow at 9pm
    5. Story of Liberal hailing nomination as Victory for Islam! is picked up by US press
    6. Paul Martin battle with the US exposed as hoax
    7. New sole sourced C-130's won't be ready for military until 2010, not 2007 as promised
    8. US Nuclear Submarine plays around in Canadian waters, nothing Martin can do
    9. Liberal campaign manager tells voter to go back to USA where she belongs
    10. Paul Martin projected to lose his seat.

    Someone on the Big Bus with Paul Martin's picture on the side is having a tough time falling asleep tonight. Maybe they need a little beer and popcorn to calm down..?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:24 a.m.  

  • Possibly right now the only safe Liberal seat in Quebec is Cotler's.

    Paul Wells says thanks to Martin picking Lapierre even Lucien Bouchard couldn't obtain this.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:43 a.m.  

  • Yeah, Duffy is just everywhere. I remember Paul Wells wrote a while back "does anyone not like John Duffy?".

    Well, after watching his feigned outrage on Politics today, I'm on that list.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 a.m.  

  • I've been cooped up until a week ago with final exams, but now I am out and about, trying to gauge opinions in Regina on the election. There is nothing conclusive yet, but I will hopefully have more to report after I return from my hometown after Christmas.

    By Blogger John Murney , at 1:43 a.m.  

  • " Story of Liberal hailing nomination as Victory for Islam! is picked up by US press"

    A story which has been falsified, exaggerated and is just false. I guess the CPC war room is just as slimey as the Liberal one wot?

    See MyBlahg for the details.

    By Blogger Mike, at 9:26 a.m.  

  • "If it wasn't for Toronto the Lbs would be wiped out."

    And Atlantic Canada. And southwestern Ontario. And Manitoba. And British Columbia.

    Anybody know what's up with B.C.?

    By Blogger James Bow, at 9:27 a.m.  

  • Jim Travers has a nice article in the Star today on the upcoming Liberal leadership campaign - things are going from bad to worse...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:05 p.m.  

  • By Blogger Unknown, at 4:43 a.m.  

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