Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Fiddle Me This

A few people have asked why I haven't commented on the Ashley MacIsaac for Liberal leadership story.

My policy is simple: We already have enough people making farcical runs for Liberal leadership, there's no need for Mr. MacIsaac to further make a joke of the thing.


  • Your party will take his 50K though I'm thinking:)

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 3:34 p.m.  

  • It's a good price for the amount of publicity he will get

    By Blogger Leny Vilekoskytch, at 3:52 p.m.  

  • On this one rare occasion - I respectfully disagree.

    Jesse Ventura made a fine Governor - there's NO reason at all to write Ashley MacIsaac off at this point.

    Lots of entertainers have dropped their goofy artiste act to become serious politicians. He sounds serious so far - I wish him the same luck that I wish all the hopefuls.

    I found his thoughts on separatists underwhelming, but I'm listening to whatever he'll have to say.

    And actually, I think "Prime Minister MacIsaac" has a nice ring to it...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:05 p.m.  

  • Richard Diamond is a much better youth candidate and Richard has never peed on a teenager.

    Richard only pees on adults.

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

  • I agree that MacIsaac is a joke candidate. But we as a party need to make sure that we show him the uptmost respect and allow him to express his ideas. We should have an open leadership convention. Ultimately, only a serious candidate with a great vision is going to be victorious.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:21 p.m.  

  • Speaking of joke candidates, remember Enza Anderson anyone? C'mon. It was only a few years ago. I just hope that if McIsaac does run that the Liberal Party treats him more fairly and democratically than the Conservatives treated her, er, him, er... well, you know what I mean.


    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 4:28 p.m.  

  • I'm curious about the rules regarding delegates... I've heard it said that delegates are only bound in the first round of voting to the candidate they were hitched up to at the constituency meeting, and then they become free agents. Can someone clarify if that only kicks in once their candidate drops, or if any candidate drops (ie, after the first ballot). Because if it's the latter, MacIsaac could have a rather interesting effect on the race, basically wiping out the grassroots element and turning it into a delegate-wooing contest within the first hour of the convention.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:36 p.m.  

  • Ted, honestly, any need to run around the entire internet posting that moronically stupid "him... er, her... um, it, ah, hee hee hee" joke about Enza Anderson? Yes, I remember the candidacy, yes I remember the mayoral bid, I remember everything, and I'm even acquainted with Enza. Could you come up with a routine that's not dated earlier than the Ed Sullivan show? Or at least just stick in one blog instead of all of them?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:43 p.m.  

  • Jason d: you really shouldn't drink so much coffee toward the end of the day, man. "Run around the entire internet" or just in direct response to some comments made after posts by my friends Cherniak and CalgaryGrit?

    But if you are thinking that these two site equate to the entire internet, then you probably don't realize that there are more sites to visit than just these two fine Liberal bloggers. While just the two of them does fill one up with a ton of quality content, I might suggest you explore some of the other sites in either of their blogrolls (that's the list of names in the column on the right side of their respective blogs: each name is an entirely new and different website!!). All you have to do is click with your mouse on those names! It's actually pretty easy.

    Incidentally, how does one "run" around the internet? I could use the excercise actually, so it's a serious question. If I could figure out how to get some more exercise while posting and commenting that would be great. Feel free to let us all know as I'm sure there are others who are interested.

    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 5:45 p.m.  

  • Ted,

    I don't need to drink coffee to be exasperated with a "liberal" feigning to trip over pronouns for a giggle or two for his pals.

    How about you just lay off the idiotic gay jokes, or stick them to one particular site so that I can just avoid it? Would that be possible? That, too, would be quite easy - give it a try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:03 p.m.  

  • Hey, with no political experience, no commons seat, and some name recognition, doesn't that put MacIssac somewhere nearer to the middle of the pack? True, he's never run for leadership of another party, but should we hold that against him? Probably right about the first ballot though, as the gay maritimer vote is probably too small a niche to sustain two candidates.

    Matt O

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:00 a.m.  

  • I am plaaing on attending the liberal convetion in Alerta in two weeks.I have met with TOnmAlison and he is likely going to be the campaign manager for antoerh canidate.I have promoted casues of liberal views for my whole life- even intimes when it wasn't "cool"and as for Richard Diamond-he is supportingh Scott Brisonat this point.
    Until you ever get the message that you may not belive everything you read- espiaclly in MAcLeans you willhave to sit back and be amzed at how things actully turn out inthe long run.I have made a large income for many years on ambulance chasers such as yourselves-and the simply fact is this- I am more liberal and qualified to oversee large amounts of money then most involvoed inthis campaign.For the matter of a personal bankruptcy -one may bner supirsed to learn that I have ran companies outsidemy personal fincailly sitatuian for over a decade which never have a year end under 6figures.YOukeep talknig aobut me- and someday -you understynad why- not becuase of my ego-but your own.Arrogance should be earned is one of my favoirte sayings.Have you?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:52 p.m.  

  • My experience with Mr. MacIsaac leads me to the firm opinion that his candidacy is not to be taken seriously. It is an absurd idea. A close examination of his public record would lead any reasonable person to the same conclusion. Mr. MacIsaac is a fine fiddler, one of the best in the world, but not the most consistent or thoughtful person. He is, it is wise to remember, in the business of selling CDs, and when you are in that business it never hurts to get your name in the papers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 p.m.  

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