Da Speech, Da Speech
-Radwanski and Kinsella have live blog recaps.
-Dion got 7 standing ovations in what was a very Liberal-friendly room (four of them were before he spoke).
-Dion's biggest ovation line of the meal: "I may not speak English as well as Mr. Harper, but I speak the truth better". How Chretien-esque.
-Paul Martin has become Dion's very own Ed Broadbent...he got name dropped 3 or 4 times during the speech and gave the introduction. As much as I've criticized Paul in the past, I do think there is some value in rolling him out strategically to hype the Liberal economic record. Yes, you read that right. Calgary Grit is advocating more Paul Martin.
-Dion's conclusion, where he personalized why he got into politics and talked about his family was his best part of the speech, although I doubt it will make the news clips. It's a shame the closing statements got cut from the debates because that would have worked very well for him.