Thursday, October 16, 2008

You Too, Can Be An Anonymous Liberal!

Do you have a grievance? Not happy with someone else in the Liberal Party? Wanna float your buddy's name for leadership? Sure, you could speak out. But why do that when you can be an anonymous Liberal!

I know what you’re thinking. “But if I spew my anonymous rants on a blog or a gossip magazine no one will listen. No credible news source would ever publish them.”

That’s probably true. So just call up one of Canada’s major newspapers with your hot tip (“Fred Mifflin is considering a leadership run”, “Mario Dumont is organizing!”).

But how should you identify yourself? Not by your name or title, silly. Here’s a handy guide:

Influential Liberal: You know a former Cabinet Minister. Or you once met a Cabinet Minister. Or you once saw a Cabinet Minister at a convention.

Senior Party Member: You’re over 30.

Liberal Insider: You were a poll captain on your local Liberal campaign.

A well connected Liberal: You’re friends with Warren Kinsella on facebook.

Veteran Liberal: You’ve been bitching about the party’s leader since Turner.

A Liberal source: While you may not have voted Liberal this time, you have in the past.

Liberal Strategist: You've criticized the party's strategy over beers.


  • LOL... ROTFLMAO...

    That was great!

    By Blogger WesternGrit, at 11:41 p.m.  

  • I think openly identifying as a Liberal for 4 or more years qualifies you as a Senior Party Member also...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:56 p.m.  

  • This is Funny!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:20 a.m.  

  • That's priceless. I was having similar thoughts about how badly the media and the party are handling the Liberal defeat on Tuesday. Someone, please stop the Liberals from navel gazing so hard, and the media looking at the Liberals' navels even harder, from allowing Harper to act unimpeded.

    By Anonymous Saskboy, at 12:20 a.m.  

  • I once met John Turner. He said some inappropriate things about natives. Oh sorry, an influential source reports that Turner said inappropriate about Native Canadians.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 1:11 a.m.  

  • Yes Minister was a great show.

    By Blogger Eugene Forsey Liberal, at 2:01 a.m.  

  • And then Volpe comes along and every libflogger tears a strip off him. Why would any liberal want to go on record when the party is filled with such nasty ratfuckers.

    By Blogger Robert McClelland, at 7:38 a.m.  

  • I of a know a Liberal Insider who says that there's a well-connected senior party member who knows an influential Liberal close to a veteran Liberal who is a friend of Dion who says that Dion is musing stepping down.

    Oh, I love this!

    By Blogger Mark Francis, at 8:15 a.m.  

  • Say what you will about Volpe, at least he had the balls to put his name out there.

    By Anonymous CW, at 9:16 a.m.  

  • Sooo true.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:35 a.m.  

  • Anyone who refuses to use their own name and says things anonymously is a coward.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 a.m.  

  • Uh, Volpe is happy to stick the knife in the party. He's repaying the favor done to him in 2006.

    By Anonymous Source Close to Volpe, at 12:47 p.m.  

  • priceless . . .

    By Anonymous nicole martel, at 1:27 p.m.  

  • You heard it here first: Larry Bagnell is apparently considering thinking about the possibility of maybe testing the waters for a potential...

    endorsement of someone else during the next leadership race.

    By Anonymous Well Connected Liberal, at 1:28 p.m.  

  • It's no wonder Volpe wants to force Dion out, given that Joe is the front runner to replace him.

    My sources tell me that Ignatieff will be endorsing Volpe next Tuesday and throwing his support behind him.

    By Anonymous Liberal Insider, at 1:41 p.m.  

  • Dion is gone, so CBC has something Liberal to blather for the next XX months till the convention.

    OTW "Its all KHADR, all the time"

    By Blogger art, at 1:53 p.m.  

  • Make this a quiz!

    By Anonymous John turner, at 4:06 p.m.  

  • What happens if you qualify in every category?

    By Blogger Edward G. Hollett, at 4:14 p.m.  

  • It's no wonder Volpe wants to force Dion out, given that Joe is the front runner to replace him.

    I love sarcasm!

    Volpe has realized that the 6-year olds that supported him in his first leadership campaign have had a chance to re-fill their piggy banks, and will be funding him again.

    By Blogger Möbius, at 8:22 p.m.  

  • mobius,
    Volpe returned the money as soon as he learned of it.
    Volpe suggested there be a change in the elections canada law that limits the age for donations to 18, but no other leadership contender supported the idea.
    Which other past liberal leadership contenders stated they had never accepted money from someone under 18? If you answered Iggy, Rae, Dion, Kennedy, or anyone else, you are wrong!
    Get off you volpe bashing ass and do something worthwhile instead of making up facts, and spreading lies like a conservative, hoping that if repeated enough it will make it true.
    Btw Dan, great post!

    By Blogger ktr, at 8:45 p.m.  

  • okay ktr, what about the dead people with memberships?

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 1:55 a.m.  

  • Touched a nerve with a little off-handed joke.

    Who says Liberals have no sense of humour?

    I did get off my ass and vote in the last election, unlike 40% of eligible voters.

    By Blogger Möbius, at 3:28 p.m.  

  • Joe is the man. Anybody who can raise $250 for a pizza knows how to finance the party

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:52 p.m.  

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