Monday, December 04, 2006

Liberals Conservatives delight in Harper's Dion's election

February 2004 December 2006 - Liberals Conservatives today were privately and sometimes publicly thrilled with the election of Stephen Harper Stéphane Dion as leader of the opposition. Liberal Conservative strategists have pointed out that Harper Dion is bookish, sometimes solitary, intellectually demanding, a poor gladhander, and not known as a team player. Moreover, they point out that the Conservatives Liberals have elected a leader from the West Quebec. They are doubtful that Mr Harper Mr Dion will be popular among Ontarians Central Canadians, and are certain he will not appeal to Quebecers Westerners. Among his greatest handicaps are his years as a bright light in the Reform Liberal caucus of Preston Manning Jean Chretien and Paul Martin.


Anonymous said...

I love this, and will be sharing it around.

Anonymous said...

Mind you, in your Liberal debates, Ignatieff tore Dions enviro record to shreds and Dion could not manage a better response than "Do you think it's easy?" and "You don't know what you're talking about". Dions ability to debate issues logicly, coherently, and without anger will be an issue.

Peter Loewen said...


I wouldn't say he tore it to shreds, but I agree that Dion's response was less than effective. I also agree that it his ability to debate in English will be put to the test. That said, if Harper is any indication, one can improve one's second language markedly in a relatively short amount of time.

Anonymous said...

Clever. Funny AND smart. Good one.

J Dubya