Sunday, October 08, 2006

Media Star

Linda Diebel has a good profile of Gerard Kennedy in the Star today. In it you can find some rather "colourful" praise from Bruce Young and a few quotes from yours truly (although, for the record, I never compared Gerard to Trudeau).

22 Comments:

  • Congratulations for once again showing that blogs are read by the MSM.

    It's just unfortunate that the nice, easy read, was not offered to the public prior to the DSM last week (as the spreads for most of the other leadership candidates was).

    MississaugaPeter

    By Blogger Peter, at 4:30 PM  

  • It's a great piece. I'm somewhat surpised that Bruce self-censored so much. Lol.

    By Blogger Denise B, at 4:43 PM  

  • You must be pleased to hear your "influential" blog endorsing Kennedy single-handedly led to Kennedy winning Alberta for the most delegates. Congrats :)

    By Blogger Scott Tribe, at 6:20 PM  

  • scott; Yeah, I think the cause and effect may be off a bit on that one...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 6:31 PM  

  • I was looking at your seeding round for greatest Prime Minister that never was... I wonder what kind of story would be behdind Rene Levesque becoming Prime Minister - lol :D

    By Blogger Harrap, at 7:05 PM  

  • The story behind that would be "Levesque does better in Canada than Kennedy does in Quebec."

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 7:53 PM  

  • hmmm watching michael ignatieff on toute le monde on cbc...impressive...can kennedy do this ..i do not think so..

    By Blogger Skeena Liberal, at 8:37 PM  

  • hey bart

    I just finished watching ignatieff on toute le monde...first impressions were he did quite well...was wondering if kennedy would ever appear...i keep hearing his french is up to par..especially from his supporters...so hope he can do the same..

    By Blogger Skeena Liberal, at 9:02 PM  

  • Kennedy was on «Les Coulisses du pouvoir» this morning on SRC (a weekly show on politics, the only on Québec). The guy was interesting and all, but is french was very bad. You have to be concentrate to understand all what he is saying.

    Like I said before, he will be a great leader in 5-10 years if he continues to upgrade his french.

    By Blogger ecrelin, at 9:44 PM  

  • I don't know about Alberta delegates, but - I think CG has sold me. I'm behind Kennedy, and if his French isn't up to speed - I frankly think he's got at least 5 years to bone up on it, to make it count when it will be needed.

    I don't think the Liberals should win the next election - it's not time yet. No party should rule for too long - ever. It's the Tories' turn. I think Kennedy is in for the right reasons, and that's the most important thing to me.

    He'll be ready in 5 years, or in 9 - and I think he'll make an admirable Opposition leader.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:14 PM  

  • Well, if you want to elect an opposition leader, Kennedy may be the right choice. For my part, I want to elect a guy who is able to beat Harper tomorrow. The CP are destroying the international reputation of Canada that we have built in the last 30 years.

    P.S. if you want to look at GK's performance in french, here is the link: http://www.radio-canada.ca/actualite/v2/coulisses_du_pouvoir/

    By Blogger ecrelin, at 11:41 PM  

  • Did anyone else notice that she seemed to be confused as to the name of Canada's 4th largest university? Unless I missed something and the University of Alberta has been renamed the University of Edmonton?

    Sheesh. Such typical Toronto.

    By Blogger Hasty, at 12:23 AM  

  • ecrelin,

    Are you an Ignatieff supporter?

    By Blogger jill, at 12:56 AM  

  • hasty; Gerard went to the U of A so I don't think I'd write it off to "Toronto arrogance"...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:12 AM  

  • For my part, I want to elect a guy who is able to beat Harper tomorrow.

    Not me - the Liberals have had their shot for 13 years, and that's enough.

    NO party should rule on and on and on - it's time for a change at the helm. I support Kennedy who is on the left side of the leadership race - I also think Harper is a really good PM so far. If we could have both of them in a row - that'd be great luck for Canada.

    I'm really disappointed in Liberals who think they should rule unchallenged - it's disgusting. (Same goes for any Conservatives who think the same)

    And where exactly is Harper ruining Canada's international reputation? I don't buy into idiotic hysteria.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 8:12 AM  

  • "NO party should rule on and on and on "

    Maybe so, but Stephen Harper's Reform Party is not morally fit to govern - EVER.

    It is not the Liberal Party's fault that the only other major party holds such repugnant views and panders to bigotry.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 10:23 AM  

  • "the only other major party holds such repugnant views and panders to bigotry."

    I agree. The views of Messrs Coderre, Wrzesnewskyj and Hubert shocked me.

    By Blogger matt, at 3:57 PM  

  • Huh! Well, kipper me knickers, Bart. Apparently you removed a post I put up that said Kennedy has no chance to win this time because he can't speak French well enough (but that maybe he has a chance to be Ignatieff's successor in a few years' time).

    Is this an example of your commitment to balance, free speech, etc.?

    By Blogger Jay, at 8:54 PM  

  • jay,

    If Ignatieff wins, we lose the next election and he will not stick it out after that.

    We will back to another leadership convention in 2 years with a lot of "I told you so"

    By Blogger jill, at 12:56 AM  

  • I do not accept the proposition that Gerard cannot win the next election. In fact I think he can... more so than any of the other candidates.

    But even if we assume for a second that he might not be able to the other frontrunners (and in particular Ignatieff and Rae) definitely couldn't.

    By Blogger Kyle Carruthers, at 12:30 PM  

  • I'm really not sure why you think Ignatieff couldn't win the next election. The only tools the opposition can use against him (the NDP in particular) are the slanders alleging he "supports torture". Once he's leader, there will be a lot more scrutiny of that claim, and reasonable people will recognize it's false. Then they'll move on to look at his actual proposals for the country, and people will like those a lot. People will compare Mr. Ignatieff with Mr. Harper, and the two parties' priorities under those leaders, and they'll vote on that basis. I am pretty confident he can win. Let's resist the temptation to either lionize Mr. Kennedy beyond the evidence, or demonize Mr. Ignatieff.

    By Blogger Jay, at 2:42 AM  

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    By Anonymous camobel, at 12:49 PM  

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