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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Two more Dion aides are gone

Noticed this little gem about the Liberal leader's continuing woes, burried 2/3 the way into a story on the continuing Elections Canada controversy...

"As well, two of his [Doin's] senior aides, Paddy Torsney and Eleni Bakopanos, left their positions on Tuesday."

Did they leave their positions, or were they forced out, like Jamie Carrol was, by other senior Liberals? Is this yet another acknowledgement of Mr. Dion's disastrous leadership? Or is this simply another example of Liberals getting fed up and throwing in the towel?

Just asking the questions that the Liberals don't want asked.

UPDATE: A reader with more time on his hands than I have spotted something in this, that may be the strongest indication that we're going to the polls in June... both of these individuals were Liberal MP's who were defeated in the 2006 election, one by the Tories, one by the Bloc.

If they're stepping down now, it could be in order to allow them to head back and start campaigning full time... which they'd only do if they knew FOR SURE that the Liberals intended to take us down in the coming weeks.

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  • At Thu Apr 17, 11:13:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    Curious their names come up in the EC raid article.
    Did someone at the G&M connect a few dots?

  • At Thu Apr 17, 11:35:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Top Can said…

    Actually I think Paddy and Eleni are running again, in Burlington and Ahuntsic respectively, so they resigned in order to focus on their role as candidates.

    You know, so they'd be better prepared to take those seats back from the Cons and Bloc, respectively?

  • At Thu Apr 17, 12:17:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Oxford County Liberals said…

    Alan is correct, in at least Paddy's case. I have it on very good authority (from Paddy herself) that she was released on purpose to concentrate on the Burlington riding. She also was getting tired of commuting to Ottawa from Burlington all the time.

  • At Thu Apr 17, 05:01:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Thanks for the tip Scott, posted on the newer post.

  • At Fri Apr 18, 09:53:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Top Can said…

    Just like to point out that anybody would be tired of commuting from anywhere to Ottawa (except for those MPs in the Ottawa and Gatineau regions). Look at the recent Globe and Mail article about the ridiculous commute that BC MPs have to bear, even Stephen Harper had something nice to say about non-Tory MPs on that one.

    My point is, I wouldn't hold it against Paddy Torsney for saying she's tired of the commute, I mean last I heard she has a family back home right?


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