Thursday, May 04, 2006

Small Fry

Some may disagree, but I do think it's good to see Hedy Fry in the Liberal leadership race (and not just because of the comic material it will provide). If people are going to complain about a leadership contest featuring white men from Toronto, Fry's presence is a nice contrast. And, contrary to most, I'm of the opinion that there's a lot more room for growth in Western Canada than Quebec for the LPC, so having someone raise British Columbian issues can't be a bad thing (assuming she stays away from the cross burning issue, of course).


  • No, I half agree with you. I'm also glad to see Hedy Fry in the Liberal leadership race.

    Where we differ; I'm just in it for the comic material.


    By Blogger Jim (Progressive Right), at 2:04 p.m.  

  • Yes. It's a good thing. The added perspective and Trans Canada Race will be beter than an insular Torontocentric one.

    By Blogger S.K., at 2:24 p.m.  

  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE elect Hedy as the leader of the Liberal Party. Please!!!

    And until she is no longer the leader, the Libs will be in the political wilderness. Oh, can't you just hear the crosses burning as she speaks!

    By Blogger Andy, at 2:26 p.m.  

  • I welcome Hedy Fry to the leadership race and feel the party would be wise to choose from the three females entered. Having Stephen Harper beat up on a woman, daily, during an election campaign could prove to be a strategy that provides benefits. Besides, it is time the LPC have a woman at the helm. This is after all the 21 Century, is it not?

    By Blogger Omar, at 2:29 p.m.  

  • It is well past time that the LPC had a woman as leader, I would love to have one to vote for. I just do not think that any of the 3 running are the right choice. I especially feel that way about Hedy Fry. Not impressed. I agree we need more people from the west and more woman and having a minority is great but does it have to be Hedy Fry

    By Blogger Aristo, at 2:40 p.m.  

  • It is well past time that the LPC had a woman as leader, I would love to have one to vote for.

    My choice, of the three (2 really as I don't consider HF a credible candidate), would be Martha Hall Findlay. She has impressed me every time I've heard her speak and think she has the potential to an outstanding leader.

    By Blogger Omar, at 2:58 p.m.  

  • If nothing else Hedy Fry's entry into the race will result in a serious contender for the tittle of Ms/Mrs/Mr Hysterical Hyperbole.

    I realize that Carolyn Bennett has the early lead with her "no universal childcare now, equals full jails later" assertation, but I have faith Hot Cross Hedy will make Ms. Bennett look like the rank amatuer she is.

    Let the Hysterics begin!!!!!


    By Blogger syncrodox, at 3:09 p.m.  

  • It is obvious that some people in the Liberal Party have told Fry that if she runs as a token Western/female/person of colour that the Liberals will make sure she doesn't wind up with a large personal debt for her campaign. There is no other reason for her to be there.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 3:23 p.m.  

  • "...although I do hope no silly anti-American comments pop out."

    But c'mon: what are the chances of that? I agree with those who want Hedy in the race for purposes of comic relief. If we see Raymond Chan throw his hat in the ring - well, life just doesn't get any better than that....

    By Blogger deaner, at 5:43 p.m.  

  • true enough, CG - Belinda should have had more support.

    By Blogger Tarkwell Robotico, at 9:42 p.m.  

  • Uhh...Sandra. I tend to think that neither the candidate you're pretending to support nor the candidate you actually support have a ton of female MPs backing them...seing as how there aren't a ton of Liberal MPs. Duh.

    Ditto for the Cabinet experience. With the exception of Dion, no one has lengthy federal Cabinet experience in this race.

    As for the standardized tests, yes, it is shocking that a Minister of Education would reform an antiquated testing system. It's called doing his job.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 10:13 p.m.  

  • If any of the women Liberal leadership candidates become the leader then like the Pc and NDP before them expect the party to wander in the wilderness. Sorry but thats the chauvinist nature of Canadian politics

    By Blogger EUGENE PLAWIUK, at 6:42 a.m.  

  • Don't believe them especially the liberal party.

    By Anonymous tuxedo shirts, at 7:33 a.m.  

  • By Blogger raybanoutlet001, at 11:44 p.m.  

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