Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Colour me curious. If Bob Rae had not semi-successfully elbowed Michael Ignatieff out of the way to appear as Dion's trusty deputy, would we really be hearing a lot about a Canadian politician's support for the Iraq War circa 2002-2003?

Or, on a different hypothesis, is Bob Rae trying to refresh people's memories for the inevitable leadership race should Dion lose?

Or, is this only being allowed because the alleged issue is Harper's plagiarism of said support for said war, not said support?


Cliff said...

I strongly suspect that most moves being made within the Liberal Party right now by all the major figures are factoring in the inevitable leadership review/lynching in store for Dion - in say, November?

Who's next in the leadership will come down to a question for rank and file Liberals: Do they shoot themselves in the right foot or the left?

Like many Dippers I will be hoping Libs pick neo-con Iraq war and torture supporter Ignatieff, and formalize the divorce between the Liberal Party and progressive Canadians - Conservatives no doubt have the mirror hope for Bob Rae.

Did you notice Ignatieff's stiff and sniffy assertion that the Liberals are a centrist, middle of the road party?

The problem with being middle of the road is that you keep getting hit by traffic from both directions.

janfromthebruce said...

I'm with Cliff - go Iggy go.

That said, I feel the same way about revealing something so in the past. It's just more gotcha politics.

I guess they can't talk about the green shift, so they need to find dirt to pump their spirits.

Steve Muhlberger said...

Let Rae demolish Ignatieff, who is as dangerous as Harper.