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Friday, January 05, 2007

Dion - "Kahn is a committed Liberal"


It's GAFFE-TIME! A priceless quote from Mr. Dion this morning...
Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion told the CBC Friday he is confident there will be no such defection and that the MP is a "committed Liberal". "...in politics you hear many things and to me, Mr. Khan is a colleague. He will be part of the caucus; he will work in a positive way."
Well, Mr. Dion, let's just say that I REALLY hope that there are many more "committed Liberals" of Mr. Khan's type within your ranks!

I don't know about you, but I'd call that a gaffe... right? If you ask me, it's a pretty major one... he just proved that he's a poor judge of character of those within his own ranks! Yesterday, Mr. Dion gives Khan an ultimatum... "you're with us, or you're with them". Then today, he boasts that Khan is a "committed Liberal", mere hours before the man crosses the floor!

Then there's this...
Speaking to the CBC Friday, Dion made clear his position that it isn't appropriate for MPs to accept mandates from the Prime Minister while in the opposition.

"To me, we co-operate with the government, but we are not the government," he said
Well, Mr. Dion, I'm of the opinion that members of Parliament should work together MORE, not less.

If one of your members has certain skills, I'd be more than happy if Mr. Harper asked them to help out our nation... so long as the job could be done in a non-partisan manner. The NDP and the Bloc are WAY better than the Liberals at playing together in the sandbox. And yet he accuses US of being overtly partisan?

This is the guy who want's to run the country? Thanks, but no thanks, Mr. Dion.


UPDATE: Looks like Mary Nersessian at CTV has picked up on this too, but it's relegated to their politics blog. I'm willing to bet that had this been the reverse (Harper losing an MP to the Libs) this would be the lead story everywhere.

4 Comments:

  • At Fri Jan 05, 04:17:00 PM EST, Anonymous Kelly Melanson said…

    So, let me get this straight, according to Dion it is not appropriate for Wajid Khan to advise PM Harper because he is (was) a Liberal, yet it was appropriate for Dion to advise PM Harper on the wording of the Qu├ębecois Nation Motion. Does this guy realize he is not making any sense?

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 04:21:00 PM EST, Blogger ShawnCuthill.com said…

    Keep rockin that MSPaint Prescott!!

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 06:44:00 PM EST, Blogger Spinks said…

    I'm just not convinced the "new" Liberals are going to be much different from the old ones. *sigh*

     
  • At Sun Jan 07, 10:32:00 AM EST, Blogger vicki said…

    This is why I'm doubting Dion's so-called 'leadership' role in this. He claims he 'forced' Khan to decide...and 30 minutes before the Khan /Harper announcement CBC has this statement from Dion...??? I think Dion was out of the loop, Khan decided long before he met with Dion, and Dion is trying to save face.

     

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