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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bi-Partisanship

??? I'm confused... the Liberals say that Mr. Harper is too partisan, then attack him (and their own MP's) when he extends an olive branch for a non-partisan project?

Can anyone help me figure this one out?

Also, the firestorm seems to be surrounding one Liberal MP... but what about Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Liberal MP for Etobicoke Centre? No one seems to have an issue with him! But the original CBC story names him as going on this non-partisan trip as well!!!


UPDATE: I missed this earlier... did you know that Khan was recently appointed as Joe Volpe's Ontario campaign chair? Nor did I. So, is this really about Khan taking on this post for Mr. Harper, or is this really about Liberal leadership candidates trying to score points?

UPDATE II: Did some follow-up on the leanings of Borys Wrzesnewskyj, and he is apparently on the Kennedy bandwagon, according to the Wikipedia Liberal Leadership Endorsement page. (Kennedy has openly critizied Harper's Mid-East position as "un-Canadian")

9 Comments:

  • At Thu Aug 10, 11:01:00 AM EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…

    Do you really think it's an olive branch, extended with absolutely no regards for political gain? Come on. You weren't born yesterday.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 11:40:00 AM EDT, Blogger Toronto Tory said…

    The Liberals are dicks..

    They're not interesting in anything that benefits anyone, aside from themselves.

    No matter what you do, they'll put a cynical spin on it.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 12:07:00 PM EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…

    But only the Liberals. The tories don't try to help themselves at all. They're more than happy to shoot themselves in the foot as long as its what's best for Canada?

    Riiiiiiiight.

    And of course Conservatives have never, ever,ever put any kind of cynical spin on anything.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 12:14:00 PM EDT, Blogger TangoJuliette said…

    I am a Canadian. Born to Ukrainian Immigrants who arrived here in 1919.

    Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Liberal MP for Etobicoke Centre, has a background similar to mine.

    I would not be overly surprised to see Borys "bail" on the libs, over the insulting parachuting of Count Iggy into the heavily UkeCdn populated riding association of Etobicoke Lakeshore. There exist some strong ties, and some equally and very strongly held antagonistic feeling between Borys and the non-Uke, Iggy-on-the-Lakeshore riding folks.

    I would not trust opportunist-betrayers. I am, however, more than willing to be proven wrong.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 03:38:00 PM EDT, Anonymous drew said…

    I don't know the details of what you're talking about as I don't generally follow politics, but it sounds to me as though you're saying only a Ukrainian should be MP in a riding heavily populated with Ukrainians. Sounds a little prejudiced to me. What's wrong with simply having a Canadian as MP in any given riding regardless of their ethnic background?

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 06:36:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    He's just throwing a little ethnic mix into the controversial Liberal practice of overruling local ridings viz. candidate selections. That riding chose one candidate, and the head office overrode that decision and parachuted Ignatieff into that riding, deemed "safe".

    TJ, you'll find, is far from the best thought-out poster on political matters around (he's a Joanne regular, so that should tell you plenty) so cut him some slack on this one, as a personal favour to me. ;) This is actually one of his better arguments, in that he actually has half a point.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 10:27:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dennis said…

    I'm confused... the Liberals say that Mr. Harper is too partisan, then attack him (and their own MP's) when he extends an olive branch for a non-partisan project?

    Are you really that surprised? Its what Liberal hypocrites do.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 10:29:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dennis said…

    Do you really think it's an olive branch, extended with absolutely no regards for political gain? Come on. You weren't born yesterday.

    Do you really think it's not an olive branch, extended with absolutely every regard for political gain and not because its the right thing to do? Come on. Maybe you were born at night, but surely not last night.

     
  • At Thu Aug 10, 11:46:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    Do you really think it's not an olive branch, extended with absolutely every regard for political gain and not because its the right thing to do? Come on. Maybe you were born at night, but surely not last night.

    Here's a thought: it's probably the most politically expedient move within the range of moves that Harper could have made and therefore he made it. It doesn't mean it's a bad one, but it doesn't make it a good one, either.

     

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