Sunday, July 23, 2006

Fractures in the Axis of Evil

My first reaction to the Joe Volpe/Jimmy K split was that it wouldn't be a crippling blow to Uncle Joe's campaign.

However, I just heard from a very reliable source in Ontario that Jimmy K is making phone calls about...wait for it...tossing his hat into the leadership race. Apparently he believes that most of the members signed up are more loyal to him than Volpe (he's been doing the Preschool speaking circuit too). It's just a rumour at this point and I generally find that most of these "exploratory" calls lead to nowhere but it could be a sign that the rift between Volpe and Karygiannis is quite large.

25 Comments:

  • isn't there a deadline to enter the race, and didn't it pass?

    I thought you had to pay your dues by a certain date if you wanted to be a leadership candidate?

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 5:16 PM  

  • No it hasn't passed

    By Blogger Dan McKenzie, at 5:33 PM  

  • 7 Dwarves, 8 Dwarves, 11 Dwarves, 12 Dwarves? Isn't this Snow White analogy getting stretched a tad thin? Maybe we could call Jimmy K "the thirteenth warrior"? Or is that 12th? I'm so very confused.

    By Blogger The Rat, at 5:39 PM  

  • Delicious.

    I thought you had to pay your dues by a certain date if you wanted to be a leadership candidate?

    You do, but that hasn't passed yet. The date that has passed is the date to sign up members who can vote for convention delegates.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 6:38 PM  

  • Anyone know when that date lapses?

    Wow, it seems silly for Jimmy the Tulip to join the race this late, he'd at least ruin any chance of Volpe to be the kingmaker wouldn't he.

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 6:50 PM  

  • Bart,

    You should know better than to spread clear lies.

    By Blogger A Toronto Liberal, at 7:39 PM  

  • I'm sure all Liberals will remind him (and all those who previously "explored" the possibility of running) of the clear requirements placed on them.

    You wouldn't want to fall afoul of the Law on which you claim superior expertise, by having donated the cost of a single long-distance phone call which wasn't properly declared.

    By Blogger Paul, at 7:47 PM  

  • toronto liberal; I'm just going on what I've heard. A big Volpe supporter in AB said Jimmy K called him yesterday and he was pretty coy about what he said too, so I'm sure Jim is at least considering his option.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:11 PM  

  • all those who care what Toronto Liberal says, raise their hands.

    *a silent room, no one raises their hands*

    There, we've cleared that up.

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 8:20 PM  

  • A candidate has until September 15, 2006 to register for leadership.

    The What Do I Know Grit

    By Blogger James Curran, at 9:20 PM  

  • WOW Jimmy K as Liberal Leader!

    That's would be just like a rude, wrinkled, smelly, rotting, corrupt Humpty Dumpty wrapped in an old bed roll, run for Prime Minister.

    Where's my barf bag?

    By Blogger s.b., at 9:21 PM  

  • Jimmy K should latch onto the Hedy Fry Juggernaut!

    Pebbles

    Liberal Pebbles

    By Blogger Liberal Pebbles, at 1:37 AM  

  • As someone who's actually met Jimmy K (and had him as my MP, however briefly) all I can say is HAHAHAHA. Good one CG. This is, after all, the guy who didn't recieve his first committee assignment (aside from the Committee on the Library of Parliament - note that includes every member) until he had been an MP for 12 years. If JC couldn't trust him not to make a complete ass of himself in public, what do you think will happen the first time he gets on a podium with the others. Even Jimmy is smart enough to know the answer to that.

    By Blogger herringchoker, at 2:59 AM  

  • Calgarygrit, I have to say your hate for Volpe takes away from what is otherwise a pretty decent site. Why you feel the need to engage in general 'say anything' politics to discredit the guy you don't like is beyond me.

    If he is a non-entity, stop talking him up. I am sure that your candidate would be more interested in having your blog - which you affiliate with him explicitly - be a little for policy and a little less partisan.

    There is a way to report whatever ridiculousness someone is saying and there is a way to present it in such a way to imply that it is a real story.

    Your Volpe stuff smacks of partisanship and sometimes I wonder whether the blogsphere is really differrent from MSM when I see the way you present it.

    I love reading your candidate interviews, I think they are class leading. You should resist the temptation to devolve into gossip and smear.

    By Blogger RedMapleLeaf, at 7:38 AM  

  • God forbid anyone be partisan during an election process!!!

    ahahahahahahahahaha

    Are you for real Maple leaf?

    Um, its an ELECTION campaign which is by definition partisan. You know I love HArper Bizarro, who is partisan by the way. However, if we all had blogs that just sourced facts and were neutral with regards to Liber.....ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Sorry I fell asleep for a minute. What was I saying? Oh yeah elections are partisan. Go fly a kite if you don't like politics. I'm sure there's a blog about that somewhere.

    Kites invented, by the Chinese, (oh wait is that partisan) la la la, blah balh blah... ZZZZZZZZ

    By Blogger s.b., at 8:30 AM  

  • Another smear for Jimmy "the Tulip" K.... I read over at the national post he didn't attend ONE single vote during the last session of parliament. Out of 32 scheduled votes, he didn't attend one. Not on Afghanistan, not the budget, nothing....

    real class act.

    Is that too partisan for you Mapleleaf? Or is it ok because it is a FACT. haha

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 8:41 AM  

  • Here's a bit of trivia - which Liberal had the largest margin of victory in Ontario in the last election?

    While you're at it.. look up the Conservative with the largest margin of victory. Very interesting...

    By Blogger Toronto Tory, at 9:28 AM  

  • I dunno about "12th dwarf." I think "12th apostle" might be a bit more palatable to Liberals ...

    ... except that the "12th apostle" has traditionally been listed as Judas Iscariot. I'm pretty sure JK wouldn't appreciate the analogy.

    By Blogger VW, at 9:30 AM  

  • RedMapleLeaf, that was the lamest, most obvious, most cloying post I've read all week. Yawn.


    Bart - don't ever miss a chance to print the coolest rumours. I sure loved this one!

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 9:37 AM  

  • Ok, it's not funny anymore. First the Liberals had to live with Uncle Joe on the ballot, but the Notorious Jimmy K, too? Even they don't deserve that.

    What's next? Toronto Liberal decides to lower the tone even further and throw his hat in the ring?

    By Blogger Scott in Ottawa, at 10:01 AM  

  • Mr. Green I've seen worse post from Iggy bloggers with their talking points.

    Lets get some independent thought or are we Like Harpers government?

    Which is HARPER only speaks.

    By Blogger Davenport Liberal, at 12:37 PM  

  • I keep hearing that Comuzzi has left Joe for Dryden.

    Could the training wheels be falling off the trike?

    By Blogger Cerberus, at 2:00 PM  

  • Can there really be too much hate for Volpe? Jimmy K!?!? He's the what, the who, the why of Canadian politics.

    By Blogger goonandbleed, at 4:19 PM  

  • Ok, I'll bite.

    The guys on here who like partisan smear are the reason that people hate politics. Admitting that you engage in it alsos lend credence to the fact that you are full of shit and that the only thing that is true is that you attack with innuendo when your candidate is not the one who looks like hes going to win.

    By Blogger RedMapleLeaf, at 9:32 PM  

  • Maybe Jimmy will show up to vote a few times in the House if he wins.

    By Blogger Craig, at 9:28 AM  

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