Monday, November 08, 2010

Julian Fantino's Greatest Hits

Over on his blog, Stephen Taylor takes a few shots at the grits by election candidate in Vaughan, Tony Genco. Here's a summary of Taylor's damning criticism:

1. Genco doesn't mention Ignatieff in his brochure. "Is Genco relying more on the Liberal brand which is likely polling higher than the Ignatieff brand in Vaughan??" asks Taylor.

2. Genco tagged a twitter post on Ken Dryden with a #MapleLeafs hash tag.

3. Genco tweeted that 1200 people were at his kick-off rally on Thursday, whereas a local paper pegged the number at 250.

Ouch. I tell ya, we're getting into busty hookers and cocaine territory on the scandal-meter. Incorrect Twitter tags! Exaggerated figures from a rally! Next thing you know, we'll find out Genco booked too small a room for an event so that the crowd would look bigger than it was! Scandal!

But...here's the thing. Even Taylor's trivial accusations are plain wrong.

First off, point 1 - Genco isn't mentioning Iggy. Well, take a look at Fantino's brochure. No matter how hard you look, there are two people you won't find in it - Waldo, and Stephen Harper.



Point 2, hashtaggate - Genco hash tagged #MapleLeafs on a tweet about Ken Dryden. As I'm sure Stephen Harper's hockey book will mention, Dryden was Leafs president for 7 years.

Finally, point 3 - that Genco over estimated a crowd at his rally. Well, the Vaughan Citizen reported 1000 people at the rally. And Glenn Beck reported 45,000 were there to cheer on Genco. So, all in all, an estimate of 1200 isn't preposterous.




UPDATE: Taylor responds. Harper does appear on some Tory campaign literature...though he's not really any more prominent than Gilles Duceppe.

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7 Comments:

  • Ha ha.

    Taylor is running out of things to say. He looks kind of desperate these days.

    If this is the worst he can find on Genco perhaps he should go back to bashing his own party for their inconsistency on foreign investment.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 7:30 PM  

  • ... or congratulating them for similarly standing on principle, um, I mean, bending over backwards to take Omar Khadr off the U.S. admin's hands. Or on reversing itself at the last minute to commit anouther 1,000 personnel to Afghanistan.

    BTW, the 250 figure was a lowball: it was more like 600 (the capacity of the room, which the media agreed was filled to capacity), probably more through the full course of the evening:

    http://www.yorkregion.com/news/article/899576--big-time-liberals-hobnob-in-vaughan

    http://vaughanelection.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/liberals-rally-behind-tony-genco/

    By Blogger WhigWag, at 7:49 PM  

  • Genco is so afraid of being associated with Ignatieff that you can't go to a page on Genco's website without seeing at least one if not several photos of him with Ignatieff.

    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 9:53 PM  

  • Supreme separates into 3 halls, each having their own private lobbies, entrances and bridal rooms. From 25 to 1000.

    Can you provide a photo of the crowd that shows it larger than 250?

    A receipt for the largest room?

    The "guest" list included non voters but old Liberals.

    Anyone see the Mayor Elect the former Liberal?

    By Blogger CanadianSense, at 9:59 PM  

  • Q: What do you call CS even when she's 100% right?

    A: A Loony!

    By Blogger WhigWag, at 10:47 PM  

  • "Julian Fantino has instrumental in raising the funds for our Vaughan hospital."

    Verb conjugation fail. How is it that nobody in the Conservative camp caught this??

    By Blogger Maestro, at 10:05 AM  

  • Well, the second poster had to pull "former top cop Julian Fantino" from a newspaper, so maybe there's no mention of Harper because the Tories couldn't find an article that said "Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper".

    By Blogger Daniel, at 4:03 PM  

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