Thursday, March 30, 2006

En anglais s'il vous plait

I found this e-mail update on the LPCA convention's leadership panel quite interesting:
Belinda Stronach will not participate in the panel because she is not yet a declared candidate.

Yet, despite this, at last count, nearly 10 non-declared leadership candidates will be participating in the panel...

18 Comments:

  • Belinda will avoid any panel where substance or facility in another language is required.

    As I recall she only engaged in one debate with Harper during her run for the Conservative leadership a few years ago.

    To be fair though I would feel nervous about standing on stage and actually having to debate those with credentials like Stephane Dion, Michael Ignatieff, John Godfrey, David McGuinty and Denis Coderre.

    Unfortunately for Belinda that's the sort of thing that those interested in seeking the leadership of the Liberal Party have to do, declared or not.

    By Anonymous Graydon, at 1:49 PM  

  • I agree with you graydon. If you're not in this rate to debate issues then what's the point? Ego I guess, "like this season's hottest new accessory is totally being leader of the opposition!"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:04 PM  

  • We must remember, Belinda has a good following among people whom cannot public speak, in either official language. Especially without teleprompters.

    By Anonymous Stiff as a Board, at 4:28 PM  

  • There's a Canadiens game on that night.

    Must attend. Have to score points with "I watch for my future leader in Hockey Arena" demo. It'll be what tips the balance and these 10 fools debating issues are missing out.

    And she looks pretty on the scoreboard tv, oui?

    By Anonymous Roby, at 4:33 PM  

  • Ralph Goodale is your best hope ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ........
    Waiting patiently for a Harper majority.

    By Blogger blanks57, at 5:41 PM  

  • Alright, slightly off topic, but not really. If you want to get a glimpse of Ignatieff speaking about his vision you should check out the following link. It was from his speech today at the University of Ottawa. It was a great speech and he covered a lot of hot button topics. You can check out the videos on the right side of the CTV page.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060330/ignatieff_leadership_060330/20060330?hub%3dTopStories

    By Anonymous Will, at 6:32 PM  

  • Come on, you're just picking on Belinda because she speaks only one language, has no education, doesn't know much about the issues, & has accomplished conspicuously little in her life. But she's rich! And good looking! Isn't that enough to be PM?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:02 PM  

  • I think she really left the Tory party because she had just too much fashion sense... She'd never be caught dead in the battalion green flack jacket-for-all-occasions that our Conservative Mackenzie King (in oddity alone, certainly not in political bling!) PM Harpo seems to deem fit whether in Afghanistan, the local Timmys or Mexico's ruins. The official Tory cloak of power! Perhaps its the equivalent of Homer's mou-mou...

    By Anonymous mackenzieking'sdog, at 12:30 AM  

  • Did anybody read that ol' Shapiro won't investigate Stronach's move across the floor last year? Seem's Emerson's move was cause for him to launch an investigation, but a request from NDP Pat Martin isn't good enough for him to launch another one.

    I think both moves were rotten but you can't investigate one without the other. Especially since Stronach's was done WITH real incentive right before a commons vote.
    Can anyone say Partisan hackery?

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 7:50 AM  

  • Anon 6:02

    I know this isn't really important nor applicable but, for the record, am I the only one who doesn't see what all the fuss is about with regard to Belinda's looks? If I had to live the next 100 years in a mine-shaft to escape radioactive fallout, I'd much rather it be with Ambrose or Guergis. Belinda is way overrated.

    By Anonymous Dr. Strangelove, at 10:40 AM  

  • especially when in his report he states a sitting PM shouldn't induce an opposition MP during a commons vote. hmmm...

    By Anonymous grey wall, at 10:50 AM  

  • do we know all the candidates or potential candidates who will be debating yet?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:47 AM  

  • "I think she really left the Tory party because she had just too much fashion sense... She'd never be caught dead in the battalion green flack jacket-for-all-occasions that our Conservative Mackenzie King (in oddity alone, certainly not in political bling!) PM Harpo seems to deem fit whether in Afghanistan, the local Timmys or Mexico's ruins. The official Tory cloak of power! Perhaps its the equivalent of Homer's mou-mou..."

    >>>>> Really? If you check out Norman's Spectator under Idiocy of the Day you will notice Harper's style in dress is much like Martin's. That might not be saying so much for either man's fashion sense but to equate it to militaristic garb seems a bit rich. It's incredible how people can be so cheaply partisan. It's alright if Chretien or Martin do soemthing but when Harper does it he's mini-Bush. Be careful, too much of this can ruin one's credibility.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 PM  

  • I think she's brilliant. With every move, she sets the whole race up as her vs. the gang.

    None of them stand out the way she does.

    She may not win, but she's got the most interesting strategy.

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 2:35 PM  

  • "...am I the only one who doesn't see what all the fuss is about with regard to Belinda's looks?"

    You're not the only one. Aside from being worth a couple of $Bn, she is no head-turner. "Not horribly ugly" is about the best I think she rates...

    By Blogger deaner, at 4:10 PM  

  • I am not a fan of the Ethics Commissioner, but he would be taking the correct decision if he chooses not to investigate Belinda.

    Her floor-crossing took place in the last Parliament. Since then, we have had an election during which the voters had the opportunity to pass judgment.
    Having said that, it's too bad he did not realize that exactly the same situation will prevail for Mr. Emerson. We will have another election sometime within the next five years. The voters will have an opportunity to pass judgment at that time.

    Isn't democracy wonderful?

    It's too bad some of the partisan zealots in Vancouver Kingsway don't understand the concept of democracy.

    By Anonymous Two Cents, at 4:44 PM  

  • two cents,

    most of the partisan zealouts don't live in Vancouver-Kinsgway.

    Michael Watkins is the only activist I ever see in the media and he's just Carol Jamieson in drag.

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 4:49 PM  

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