Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Interesting Theories

According to Chantal Hebert, the Liberal Party's greatest failing vis-a-vis Quebec is that there aren't enough intellectuals running the show:

When it comes to connecting with Quebecers, Ignatieff is surrounded by bright, well-meaning advisers who – like their leader – don't even know what they don't know. Unless that intellectual vacuum is addressed, the Liberal machine in Quebec will continue to rattle on empty.




  • It's not more intellectuals. It is some Quebec intellectuals she is saying he needs.

    As opposed to the "brass knuckles" of an organizer like Coderre.

    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 6:58 PM  

  • So Hebert says Ignatieff needs to channel more Dion yet when Stephane was leader she thought he was the worst Liberal leader in history.

    I wonder if she even tries to be consistent...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:17 PM  

  • That was after she talked about how Harper was going to steamroll across Quebec. She is sort of like a Frankenstein's monster with the charm of Stephane Dion and the predictive accuracy of Larry Zolf.

    Of course Chantal Hebert doesn't really know anything about Quebec. She was born in Ottawa and grew up in Toronto. Toronto is also where she went to school, and lived for the bulk of her professional life.

    Indeed, the sole reason she is a pundit is her accent (which is inexplicable given where she grew up, etc.). She can be conveniently rolled out whenever English Canadians need the "Quebec perspective". Whenever Mansbridge has her on he should complete the act by chuckling and saying "oh those Frenchies."

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 11:43 PM  

  • the predictive accuracy of Larry Zolf.


    By Anonymous bardster, at 12:32 AM  

  • and some believe she is in her heart a separatist and that's why all other parties get attacked by her.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:05 AM  

  • It's groupthink.

    You surround yourself exclusively with like-minded people and that's when nutty ideas slip through.

    Remember Nancy MacBeth in Alberta?



    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:51 AM  

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