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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Maverick" MP Valeriote flip-flops on Coalition opposition

Decided to do some digging on an old story, as I'm hearing rumblings that the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition may be rearing it's ugly head yet again.

Anyway, remember the "maverick" Liberal MP, Frank Valeriote, who bravely took a stand against the coalition idea? And remember all the praise he received from all corners of the political spectrum? Then, of course, there was his near immediate flip-flop on his flip-flop, if you will. At first, he supported it. Then, in the face of all the opposition to the idea, he came out against it. Then he publicly restated his support for the coalition. (it was one of those stories I said I'd get back to, but never did)

Anyway, ran his name through Google looking for any new coalition quotes, and lookie what I found...

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  • At Wed. Jan. 21, 04:25:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Heh. Well he and his new leader make quite the pair.

  • At Wed. Jan. 21, 05:57:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As one of those who congratulated Frank for having a backbone I only have to laugh at myself for once again thinking it was possible for a Liberal to take a stand againist the collective of the "party" and have some free thought.
    To be fair though, it seems in this country that your damned if you do and damned if you don't. It doesn't matter what party your in if you take and stand againist the party line, the press makes the party look weak. Like nobody's in control. "How can they run a country when they can't run their own party"
    And if you put a tight lid on what your people say or do, where they go and who they talk to, your seen as an untrusted dictator with a secret agenda.
    Maybe we should just start electing our journalists and let them appoint our politicians
    Keith from Guelph

  • At Wed. Jan. 21, 06:07:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Just caught the local CTV news. Gerard Kennedy is in the area drumming up support for the Coalition.

    Valeriote was in the clip too.


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