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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Dion: "No election over Kyoto"

That's basically what Mr. Dion said today on CBC's "The Current" this morning. Anna Maria asked him, point blank, "If the Conservative plan is so bad, are you prepared to pull the plug on this Government?" He hummed and hawed, and finally said, "Well, Canadians don't want an election right now".

That's it everyone... time to pack up the election machine. Show's over... everybody go home now.

So, it looks like Mr. Dion is just fine with what we're doing. The ball was in his court, and he took a pass. He has the power to stop us, and he has chosen not to. If Kyoto is the be-all-and-end-all that he says it is, he should be pulling the plug as soon as possible to prevent our Party from putting our plan in motion... because as he has he said himself, we have no time to lose. (funny, I seem to recall him saying as much himself... "My friends, we need to go back to power AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.")

Mr. Dion just lost any credibility he had on the Kyoto file. It has now been proven that he is simply playing this for crass partisan advantage, nothing more... and he's proven that he's unwilling to risk his position as Liberal leader in order to save Kyoto.

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  • At Thu. May 10, 10:58:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Kai_Wolf said…

    So Dion and the Liberals are hypocrites when it comes to the environment and their principles of convenience. Hardly surprising is it? :)

  • At Thu. May 10, 12:42:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    So Dion is saying that "Canadians don't want an election right now?" That's never stopped the Liberals before. Maybe Dion has seen some internal Liberal Party polling that has him worried.

  • At Thu. May 10, 12:47:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…

    Speaking of credibility, how's Donald O'Connor doing? Is he actually reading the scripts Harper sends him? How are those travel expense reports coming along? Is Bev Oda still throwing money at Tory ridings without oversight?

    And on the subject of crass partisan advantage, what's going on with the hospital wait times? I'd been told that it ws promise delivered, but from what I understand, it turned out to be a lot less than that....

  • At Thu. May 10, 12:49:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a wuss , but then again , could we realistically expect anything less. This is great fodder for the campaign trail. I wonder if he asked his mudder permission first.

    I can't wait to see his knees buckle when he attempts to put on a Stetson while visiting Alberta this summer. I can hear him now ....

    Dis is not fair, you do not know what you speak about. Do you tink it's heasy to be Liberal leader.

    Timothy Coderre

  • At Thu. May 10, 12:49:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…

    I'm sorry. I know nothing kills a BloggingTory thread faster than when someone comes along and starts mentioning our NEW Government of Canada's shortcomings and ethical lapses.

    There's no way CC will comment here now. He only posts on the safe threads. I ruined it for everyone. My bad.

  • At Thu. May 10, 12:52:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…

    "I can't wait to see his knees buckle when he attempts to put on a Stetson while visiting Alberta this summer."

    Just as long as he stays away from the leather vests...They tend to make our political leaders look a little...well, you know. Maybe Dion needs a fashion consultant/psychic to help him pick out his ties, and button his shirts. Too bad he can't get one on the government payroll...

  • At Thu. May 10, 01:25:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Hector B. said…

    Dion tells us that the Kyoto Protocol is the most important item for the future of the Earth, worth restructuring our economies, our cities, our lives. But it's not worth having an election over.

    Ahem. Sure. Whatever.

  • At Thu. May 10, 02:56:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Ever occur to you that your comments are just idiotic?

    Any child would be safe discussing adult issues with a fool like you!

  • At Thu. May 10, 03:26:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…


    Thank you for confirming my suspicions about the supporters of our so-called "accountability" government.

    I notice you resorted to insulting me, without even attempting to refute the substance of my comments. I'll take that to mean that you agree that what I stated was true and that you have no ready explanation or defense for these all too common lapses in integrity from our NEW government of Canada.

    You guys are hilarious. Seriously. When are you going to realize that all politicians are exactly the same, and none are to be trusted?

  • At Thu. May 10, 10:25:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "It has now been proven that he is simply playing this for crass partisan advantage, nothing more... and he's proven that he's unwilling to risk his position as Liberal leader in order to save Kyoto."

    First of all, Dion & the Liberals, by themselves, cannot bring down this government. Second, even if they could bring down the government, they would likely be punished at the polls for doing so. Things are very uncertain politically now, and I don't see anyone in a good position to be calling an election.

    Let's think about this for a second. If Dion is serious about Kyoto, which I think he is, then why on earth would he set in motion the events that would lead to a summer election that voters don't want?

    This doesn't prove anything.

  • At Fri. May 11, 07:44:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Lycan Stark said…

    Dirk, if they really believe Kyoto was worth fighting for, they would do so, no matter the consequences. Its called "principles before politics", which is a term that Liberals keep proving that they are unfamiliar with.

  • At Fri. May 11, 06:59:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Dude, that's called idiocy.

    How would Dion advance the cause of Kyoto by triggering an election he knows he would lose?

    This principles before politics thing is rich coming from CPC supporters (well, CC and LS -- the latter who I'm assuming is also one), given the ethical lapses by Harper et. al. lately.


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