Saturday, July 08, 2006

Blogs

Susan Delacourt has a great article on the role of blogs in the Liberal leadership race. I say "great", only because I get quite a few of my quotes in it.

In other news, I was at the Liberal Stampede breakfast this morning and snapped a few of the various leadership candidates in Western wear. No one "pulled a Harper" this year, but I also scored tickets to the Hays breakfast tomorrow so I'll be sure to try and track down the Tory MPs and provincial PC candidates.

9 Comments:

  • CG: Good article, you are famous!

    Hey more details about the breakfast I was not able to go, what happened, who was there??

    By Blogger Aristo, at 11:15 PM  

  • Bill Graham was the main speaker.

    Among the leadership crowd, Kennedy, Ignatieff, Dion, Dryden, Bennett and Fry showed up.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 12:18 AM  

  • Perhaps you colud ask the Liberal candidates why the Liberals seem to have such an osession with advertising firms. Isn't that what got them into trouble with adscam. And now the provincial ont. libs appear to be doing the same thing.

    But maybe it makes snese. The libs are short on cash and this is a good way to get more.

    By Blogger Fred Mc, at 12:45 AM  

  • Hilarious picture of Harper in the Winnipeg Free Press of him in what would be a stretch to call a cowboy hat.

    By Blogger Dan McKenzie, at 1:07 AM  

  • Notice how Kinsella didn't complain about Bart being featured and not him?

    Kinsella must be Calgary Grit!

    By Blogger Lookout Mountain, at 1:55 AM  

  • Actually, Warren sounded kind of peeved that he was left out.

    And, in the least surprising post ever, egomaniac Jonathan Ross is in tears over the fact that Susan Delacourt ignored him. And we all know how well the good people at TDH Strategies handle being ignored...

    By Blogger Jeff Thompson, at 2:05 AM  

  • Blogs are great. Without them I would'nt have know that in 2004 Bill Graham said this

    "This perspective also points to the places we should look when thinking about how to improve the Canada-U.S. relationship. The breadth and depth of our ties with the U.S. means that there is a great deal of room to strengthen our dialogue and cooperation across the border. Similarly, the breadth and depth of engagement with the U.S. within our own country means that there is much room to find new ways of cooperating and coordinating our approach. Identifying and realizing these opportunities is one of the main priorities of Prime Minister Martin's new government. I'd like to give you an overview of some of the many fronts on which this goal is now being pursued and will be developed over the coming months.

    But now in 2006 he says quite the opposite.

    "Prime Minister Stephen Harper should not get too cozy with U.S. President George Bush, Liberal Leader Bill Graham said today.

    Instead, Canada must keep its own interests at heart at all times, Mr. Graham told a press conference the day after Mr. Harper held a brief but visibly cozy meeting with Mr. Bush, who repeatedly called the Prime Minister "Steve" or "Stephen" at their joint news conference at the White House.

    "A change in attitude which creates a closer, cozier relationship with the American administration has never in the long run been good for Canada," Mr. Graham said today.

    "Of course, we have the same interests as the United States in the security of the North American continent. The question is: Do we want to adopt the same attitude and approach that the Americans do, or are we going to remain consistent with our Canadian values?"

    Can you say "hypocrite" boys and girls.

    By Blogger Fred Mc, at 11:30 AM  

  • Sadly, fred mc, I cannot say "hypocrite." It always seems to come out as "hypoquit," or, very rarely, it comes out as "Stephen Harper's appointments of David Emerson and Michael Fortier to cabinet."

    It's the strangest thing...

    By Blogger The Frog Lady, at 12:42 PM  

  • frog lady,

    You're so right. The appointment of Michael Fortier is much more important to the future of Canada than its strategic relationship with the United States.

    It's my opinion that Michael Fortier is the lynchpin to the success of the Liberals winning the next election. They should run hard on Michael Fortier's appointment and forget about jobs, economic prosperity, education, healthcare, national unity or foreign policy. Nobody wants to hear about that.

    Instead, the population wants to hear that Harper's a hypocrit because in his first week on the job, he appointed someone from Quebec to be a senator and in his cabinet. OUTRAGEOUS!

    Excellent comment Frog Lady, soon the world will be rid of Harper because of salient observations like yours.

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 2:58 PM  

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