End of 2005
What a year... and not just on the politics scene. But in terms of politics, wow. It's the first year that I've REALLY got involved, though I've always been politically aware. From being on the edge in May, to the disappointment of Belinda's move... I was hoping the House would fall so that Bill C-38 would die on the order paper.
But in the long run, Belinda may have helped the Tory cause more than she could have ever realized. She inspired us even more to ensure the Liberals got defeated. And she caused the House to stand until November... who could have known the Liberals would implode as they have?
Belinda, we owe you our thanks!
In the meantime, here's something from Bourque... the next Liberal leader hopefuls are getting ready due to Paul's implosion. Here's his comments...
TO BE OR WANT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTIONHere's to our victory in 2006! Happy New Year and New Government!!!
Some are elected, or were, some are not, may never be. All aspire to lead Canada's so-called natural governing entity, the Liberal Party of Canada. Indeed, Bourque has learned from a variety of sources over the past 48 hours that devisive Liberal alliances are forming throughout the country as Pretenders to the Throne await a dubious election outcome and the rapid fall of Paul Martin's stewardship of the party, should he fail to gain a majority government in this, his second and final kick at the can. To wit, the names of Bevilacqua, Cauchon, McKenna, Manley, Volpe, Brison, Dryden, even, let it be said, ex-Tory Stronach and the American-dipped Ignatieff, among other lesser mortals, all networking their contacts and cobbling standby underground leadership teams ready to activate in the coming weeks, or not, depending on how the stars align for each aspirant. All are sounding out various Liberal rainmakers, regional chieftains, leftover used-to-bes, and ambitious soon-to-bes. Many will be called, some will be chosen, others will be humoured. But the insurmountable evidence now clearly points to a devastatingly fractured Liberal Party, one held together more by a tenuous vernacular than by a robust idealism and altruism that would otherwise stimulate a lethargic political body hungering for vision and leadership.
(1 minute to 2006...)