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Friday, February 19, 2010

May tries to solidify her grip on Green Party

You know the general rule... the more you try to tighten your grip on something mushy, the more of it will squirt out from between your fingers. Lizzy May is seeking to defer the Green Party's constitutionally mandated Leadership Review until after the next election.

Funny... aren't these guys the ones demanding "Electoral Reform" because our current system is "undemocratic"? So, how can they justify denying their membership of their democratic and Constitutional right for a Leadership Review? I'll tell you how... because she knows she's FINISHED in any review. With two losses under her belt, if she doesn't get a seat this time around, she's out on her keester.

She's already lost the support of many key players in her Party, and many Green members hold her directly responsible for their loss in Guelph in 2008, the one place they had an actual shot of winning with her last minute call for "strategic voting". Many believe that spooked just enough Liberals and Dippers to the Liberals, thus denying Mike Nagy of his hard fought near victory. Is it any wonder that he's not running again?

And I'll let you in on a little secret, based on rumblings I've heard from my sources over in Guelph... the local Greens told her to get lost when she approached them about running there in the next election. Why's that, you may ask, when Guelph is by far their best shot to win? The "official" reason is because they want a "local candidate", and "unofficially" because they don't want to take out a Liberal. But the REAL reason is because they WANT her to lose. That's right, they WANT to watch her go down in flames.

Now you may ask yourself why I think that, and the answer is simple. They want her to lose because they've got a solid frontrunner for her job waiting in the wings... the very same Mike Nagy. Mike Nagy, who as the next Leader of the Green Party, would have a solid chance of becoming their first elected Member of Parliament. Think about it... Leader of the Green Party, versus some no-name backbencher Liberal? I'd say that works out to an EASY 5,000 vote bloodletting, which could put the Greens well over the top.

Go ahead, quote me on this one... even though I'm not a betting man, I'm almost willing to put money on this one.

Once again, Lizzy May reminds us that she's just a tiny little fish in a very big political pond... and she's in way over her head.

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  • At Fri. Feb. 19, 10:09:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Who cares about May?

  • At Fri. Feb. 19, 10:26:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I should have also added in my last comment that May, is a complete pain in the you know where.

  • At Fri. Feb. 19, 11:19:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Calgary Junkie said…

    Hey, speaking of Lizzie May, whatever happened to that other eco-twerp, John Bennett, the executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada ???

    That guy used to show up regularly on CTV newsnet, taking cheap shots at Harper or Prentice or Baird, over the latest ways they were ignoring some enviro catastrophe, or embarrasing Canada on the world stage, or whatever.

    Gee, I kinda miss the soft-spoken, go-to-guy for the media, when they figured Harper hadn't been bashed enough. Could it be that he's in hiding, along with Dr. Fruit-Fly and the Goreacle ?

  • At Fri. Feb. 19, 02:38:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    May's talents are squandered in trying to bring a fifth place party to prominence. Harper should appoint her to the Senate since 1.) he apparently likes appointing senators now, and 2.) it would get May out of his hair and one less factor to worry about in the election.

    Of course, Harper's too much of a vindictive SOB to be even considering such an idea. Maybe Gary Lunn can convince him otherwise?

  • At Sat. Feb. 20, 03:08:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't mean to be disrespectful, but if Mike Nagy can't eek out an apparent victory in a Guelph all candidates' debate, how's he supposed to make an impression on the national political stage?

  • At Sun. Feb. 21, 03:50:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Jon said…

    You really believe that Mike would become the next leader of the greens. I am skeptical about how much the Green vote has left to grow in the city of Guelph.

  • At Sun. Feb. 21, 09:19:00 p.m. EST, Blogger A Whig said…

    Canadian Tories should love the Green Party, they draw votes (a small number at least) away from the Liberals and the NDP.


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