Wednesday, April 05, 2006

She Can Forget The Prince George Vote...

Hedy Fry says she's "85% there" in terms of running for Liberal leadership.

28 Comments:

  • Hedy is only saying that to increase membership and enhance the party’s coffers...because if Hedy runs then people like myself who let their membership expire will join back up just to make sure she doesn’t win....the money will flow into the party like a river

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:41 PM  

  • Stronach, Volpe, and now Hedy Fry?!!

    This is really starting to get out of hand.

    I mean, is the Liberal Party hell bent on picking a leader worse than Martin or something?

    By Blogger Brandon, at 8:48 PM  

  • Would it be possible to move on from this "cross burning" mayhem? The comments were bizarre, yes, but taken [i]way[/i] out of context. How come we made such a big deal about the comment itself instead of the real issue they came from - that racism still exists in this country?

    Here is a progressive, women of colour who is hugely popular in Vancouver and with the LGBT community throughout Canada. Let's not make fun of her.

    By Anonymous Thomas, at 9:06 PM  

  • Hedy Fry does not get a pass because she is a progressive, woman of color with an excellent record on various human rights issues. The cross burning statement was easily one of the most amusing poltical grandstanding events of all time.
    Saying that crosses were being burned with no evidence would have been bad enough, but it was the addition of the phrase "at this very moment" that was the pure gold.

    I only regret that she did not go for it 100% and state that people were being lynched in Abotsford as we speak!

    By Anonymous manitoba liberal, at 9:38 PM  

  • I only regret that she did not go for it 100% and state that people were being lynched in Abotsford as we speak!

    ...Or that she wasn't "proactive" enough to hire some punks to actually burn a cross (just a small one, in full compliance with local fire bylaws), to back up her claim. I mean, anyone can make up shit up. But to manufacture supporting facts -- that's the kind of get-it-done leader this country needs.

    By Blogger Havril, at 9:50 PM  

  • ^

    Good point. We need a "can-do" type of Liberal leader.

    I beat Scott Brison would have exhibited that type of get it done attitude that he used so well to sell beer fridges to drunk university students and would made sure that crosses burned across the land if he said they did!

    By Anonymous manitoba liberal, at 10:28 PM  

  • If Hedy Fry joins the race, that brings the number of candidates in the race who have personally defeated a Conservative Prime Minister to two (Bob Rae being the other).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:37 PM  

  • Can we have an A pool with legitmate serious candidates and a B pool for also rans and gadfly's to pretend to play leadership race?

    Pool A
    Dion
    Kennedy
    Iggy
    Rae
    Belinda
    Dryden
    Brison

    Pool B
    Fry
    Godfrey
    Hall-Findly
    Fiddler Guy
    Volpe
    Iaano

    By Anonymous Serious Contenders Only!, at 11:11 PM  

  • You honestly believe Belinda belongs in pool A?

    Unbelievable.

    By Blogger Brandon, at 11:59 PM  

  • Wholeheartedly agree with Brandon, you can probably toss Brison into Pool B as well since his Liberal credentials are just as credible.

    This is getting silly. She's got not chance, she doesn't even have a name tag, she really ought to just fall down and save everybody the trouble.

    By Blogger RGM, at 8:31 AM  

  • Being from Prince George, (even though I don't much like it) Hedy will always and forever be a moonbat. Moonbat moonbat moonbat.

    By Blogger Wrye, at 9:47 AM  

  • 1) She got the wrong town -- it was Merritt, BC and the article clarifying it showed up in the Vancouver Sun a few months later.

    2) This woman is no dummy. Scholarship to Oxford which she turned down to study medicine. Accomplished doctor. Hosted TV show in the 80s. Beat sitting Prime Minister (even though it was only Kimmy).

    I say Conservatives etc. dismiss her at their own peril. Admittedly I am biased -- she is my MP and I did vote for her this time (who could vote for Svend!?). But I have seen her speak and she is erudite, passionate, and she moves people. And yes she is controversial.

    She would be a lot better than Mr Dithers or that evil, wooden guy the Conservatives have!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:13 AM  

  • Well, seeing as how Stronach is out, maybe there's a little more room for Fry:

    http://tinyurl.com/pf35s

    By Blogger DM, at 11:30 AM  

  • 1) She got the wrong town -- it was Merritt, BC ....

    2) This woman is no dummy.


    Actually, I would say that point 1 pretty conclusively disproves point 2, at least to anyone who, say, knows anything about British Columbia outside Vancouver. As you would expect, say, a politician from BC to know. Sloppy, lazy, moonbat.

    By Blogger Wrye, at 12:53 PM  

  • count my vote for Hedy if she runs....
    First she has done alot for Vancouver and has been an amazing MP...
    She stands up for what she believes in and that is a quality a leader needs....
    She is a dynamic passionate speaker and that is needed

    She must have some support in vancouver or else she would not win time and time again in a landslide...

    I say look a little closer at her and leave the cross burning thing alone...you will have a different view of this dynamic intelligent woman.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:12 PM  

  • First Joe Volpe posting anonymously in his profile thread, and now Hedy posting here.

    You're certainly well-read within your party, CG.

    :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 PM  

  • A couple of people have said that Liberals should leave the cross burning thing alone and my response is "WHY???" After all the Conservatives and NDP aren't going to and neither is the media.

    The reality is that she is considering running for a position where credibility is a critical factor and she blew her credibility out of the water in a spectacular fashion. As a voter in the leadership contest this serves as an object lesson of her potential. That is something to be concerned with as a leader.

    Sadly in this business one strike (if it is big enough) and you are out and if you have any doubt about that maybe you should talk to Bill Buckner.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:28 PM  

  • "A" Pool -- Dryden, Dion, Ignatieff, Kennedy

    "B" Pool -- Brison, Rae

    "C" Pool -- everyone else

    Kingmaker? To be determined ...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:33 PM  

  • It's not just her "Crosses" gaffe , that angers some. It is she is a polarizing figure, who presents a kinda Volpe arrogance, that turns people off.

    By Anonymous Nick, at 6:48 PM  

  • Having met a very large number of MPs from growing up in Ottawa, she has to qualify as one of the most vapid and useless.

    To those who say that "She's a doctor and thus no dummy". People 40 and younger who are docs: guaranteed to be smart (book smart at least). Much beyond that, and med school was dramatically easier to get into, thanks to university education being very uncommon. You could get in with reasonable marks (70s) whereas now you need to be top of your class.

    I'd like to remind people, despite my own best interest, that a PM needs to be electable by the entire country. A hard left radical feminist like Ms. Fry is not that candidate. She could win Vancouver and Toronto (and even not all of those seats), and be shut out. I'd love for her to be the candidate, as it would usher in a very large Harper majority, but lets be serious.

    We political junkies and activists need to be realistic and see the difference between our ideal PM and the best candidate. HF could be someone's ( a dirty, filthy hippy) ideal PM, but there is no remotely plausible situation where she's the best candidate.

    By Blogger Hey, at 7:05 PM  

  • Regarding the Merritt thing, my understanding from one of her campaign workers was that her PA at the time gave her the name Merritt as she rushed in to the Commons but she refused to use him/her as an excuse.

    And is someone actually saying that if you are over 40 and a doctor, you might actually be stupid??? You have got to be kidding me. I mean -- Conservative bias aside that is simply the most baseless comment I have ever heard. An insult to all over-40 doctors! Whoever said that obviously has no clue what they are talking about.

    By Blogger dookie, at 11:22 PM  

  • I somehow doubt you have met her, 'hey'. Disagreement with her policies/lefty-ism aside, no one would qualify her as that that had actually spoken with her. She is pretty radical -- but she certainly isn't vapid.

    As for usefulness. I couldn't honestly tell you but that would probably take some researching rather than just an empty comment such as yours.

    peace

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:28 PM  

  • Yo 'Hey' -- the qualifying mark at UBC is in the '70s, and so is the one at McMaster, arguably the best med school in Canada. There are plenty of '70s students getting into medicine now. In fact, most med schools are now taking people on the basis of being well rounded rather than just academically brilliant - UNLIKE IN THE OLD DAYS. The qualifying marks have actually come down in the last 20 years.

    dookie
    (an under-40 doc)

    By Blogger dookie, at 11:33 PM  

  • I feel sorry for the people in Hedy Fry's riding. Last election, they had the choice of Svend - a hate mongering jewel thief in the guise of a social activist, and Hedy - a race baiting feminist who throws accusations of burning crosses in Canadian cities.

    Yep.......one wonders why most people prefer to stay at home.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:07 PM  

  • As a Conservative supporter....please, please, please, let it be Hedy.....

    By Anonymous Bruce, at 1:27 PM  

  • Hedy Fry throwing her hat in the ring!!!

    That would be too rich and would certainly infuse the whole thing with a little color.

    The "Moonbat" comment is too good!!

    Vive le difference!!!

    I might even buy a Liberal membership, just to add my Moonbat vote.

    Hedy beating Svend(who finished a strong number 2). Is this the same city that wants the rest of Canada to hate Emerson?? Please...

    moonbat, moonbat, moonbat!

    Tom

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 PM  

  • Can somebody please supply a reference to any crosses having been burnt in BC (Merritt, PG or Horsefly) within three decades previous to Ms Fry's remarks?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:52 AM  

  • You can find references to the incident at Wikipedia if you look up Hedy Fry. As well, the news articles (from The PRovince and National Post) were posted in Dr Fry's website which is currently undergoing update and not accessible. As well, there are a number of organisations that have detailed cross burnings in Vancouver of all places, though well before Dr Fry's reference (1981 - but you did ask for previous 30 years!).

    Try 'googling' it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:00 AM  

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