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Justin Trudeau, Macbush

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 15, 2008

There’s only one option left for the Liberals and that’s to make Justin Trudeau their leader. And don’t tell me he’s too young, it’s the other Lib pretenders that are too old and they have too much baggage to portage la prairie. Justin has only a backpack and a paddle and he’s got one foot in the canoe now. He needs to get the other foot in, get his balance and start singing v’la l’bon vent m’amie m’appelle and hightail it to BC where his mum is from. During the run-up to the elections the posters with his handsome smiling face kept disappearing in Park Ex where he ran and won. It might have been the enemy but I think people were stealing them to keep as mementos. I would have taken one but it would have meant jumping from a moving car on Acadie Boul. and Naan is too old for that kind of thing. Sob. Poor delusional Stéphane Dion. He was under the mistaken belief that people voted on the issues and that after criss-crossing the country as he did and making all those fine speeches he stood a good chance of winning even if the polls revealed the opposite was true. What happened to
the strategic voting everyone was going on about? This was going to defeat the cyborg Steve Harper. I guess the notion of the perfectionist Dion as PM was too depressing. I wouldn’t mind Harper if he showed just a little compassion and less disdain for his fellowman. It seems the only person who’s ever made an impression on him was Georgie Macbush. What is it about that guy that makes grown men blush and throw themselves at him. Is it because his daddy is the Wizard of Oil?
The other night watching the Nixon doc on PBS they touched on the attempted assassination of Pres Reagan 69 days into his ‘reign.’ George Macbush père was the VP and if you google or wiki John Hinckley Jr. the putative assassin you’ll see that the Hinckleys were Texas oil people and more than just passing acquaintances of the Macbush family….and Judy Woodruff heard a shot that came not from Hinckley’s gun but from the hotel behind her. Friendly CIA fire? There’s a whole other conspiracy out there.

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  1. Glenn said, on October 15, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    yes, it’s funny that CBC Radio immediately talked to Justin this morning and he talked of the “reshaping” of the green Shift and how they must communicate it better in a way to inspire Canadians.

    belief and values and perfectionism… they’ve been discarded and I do think those Park Ex Triple X Mark your X Justin posters were taken for bedroom walls, lonely nights and glory days. Oh, we’re one of thousands and thousands who were wooed to these shores and moved to Canada and gave birth to a child for Pierre Trudeau. let’s face it. We all want Justin to have our eyes.

    Now, Liberal wrists will be slapped and optimism will be pushed aside. So, the rumours here in Ottawa are that Ignattieff has paid off all his leader election debt. So far, Dion is still in debt. People on the inside seem pleased by that and poised to shift away from the green shift cause Dion ain’t got the green and maybe they will bring in Ignattieff to start teaching Justin how to stroke his way through the party even though Justin isn’t as green as he was, but maybe still wet around the ears.
    Let’s hope Ottawa floats his boat.

    I’m glad there’s still a minority and some sun left and Gatineau park to get out of this town once in a while.

  2. everythingsjustjake said, on October 16, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Oui! Monsieur Trudeau est pret!
    I would rather pluck my eyes out than to even think about whom the Liberal party might even be considering as replacement within the next five business days.
    Sorry you didn’t get your memento- 🙂

  3. Navtej Singh said, on October 16, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I could not agree with you anymore. I am 58 and I wish I see him as prime minister soon. NS

  4. Query said, on October 16, 2008 at 10:36 am

    What’s with the newbies ? Naan new Airy Anna ?
    will post after trip to Dockler

  5. zz dans le meteo said, on October 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Doin’s too easy a target for moneymongers and nationalists to gang up on (too bad for the ordinaries who could benefit from some good sustainable ideas.)
    So , what the heck, why wait for spring, its mainly because of the meat. Just in time. A combination of chutzpa and charisma.

  6. tissage said, on October 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Naan (and it seems all above), I must disagree strongly with you on this.

    On all counts except the one that counts the Liberals currently have a great leader with great ideas.

    Yes, we all predict he will be replaced in short order.

    The three potential replacements, as far as I can see are: Bob Rae, Michael Ignatieff, and JT.

    Rae is a smart guy and former NDP premier of Ontario, who has been involved in federal politics since the late 70’s, dragging a middling policy record. He came in third during the last Liberal leadership convention.

    Ignatieff is a more wordly smart guy, a writer and human-rights expert, who has only been directly involved in Canadian politics for a couple of years. He came second in the last Liberal leadership convention.

    Trudeau is apparently electable, given that he managed to unseat Barbot, who had previously taken down our man Pettigrew. But that’s about it. Have you’all listened to him in interviews, have you heard him speak? He does not inspire confidence, he is not informed, he doesn’t even sound informed, he is not a rock star.

    I hear what you’re saying, there is a kind of unsubstantive politics-lite that we may need to allow in order to appeal to Canada’s three Rs (rural, right-wing, and resource-based). Yet JT is not our guy; his MA thesis is on the perils of dishwasher detergent.

    If we want Canabama sex appeal and we’re choosing from the above, I think there’s potential in Ignatieff, almost none in Rae, and just off the stern of the canoe… a tourbillon.

  7. bogwoman said, on October 17, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Oh boy, no wonder Justin is popular, no one has ever heard him speak I think. Tissage, his proposed MA was on dishwater detergents, but he wasn’t even able to get past the proposal stage. When asked by his department what methods he would use to achieve his goals, he said he knew people who could help… The poor guy is a well-meaning lightweight that will use his good name for good causes, but he isn’t suited to lead anything more than a neighbourhood. But they might do well by him, so good luck to him.

    What the liberals need now is someone who can inspire confidence, and I agree with Tissage that it’s probably Ignatieff. He is a great speaker, authoritative, well-informed, has tons of international experience. The only problem is that it seems he hasn’t made too many friends in Ottawa yet.

    Right now, maybe the best thing for Canada would be to redesign our voting system so that our votes are better represented in parliament. That would be exciting!

  8. tissage said, on October 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    agreed, A. it is an offense to Kennedy (and maybe even Garneau) to refer to JT as a potential candidate for leadership, in this league he is a Palin comparison, I mean he pales in comparison; B. if we don’t like the way things look, change the means

  9. ruthanzo said, on October 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Wow. PITSOL might become a dedicated JT site..I only saw JT once. In 2000. That’s when he and bro Sacha accompanied their deceased father PET as his coffin travelled from Ottawa to Montreal on the VIA train. Very moving. I wore my Indian fringed-jacket a ceinture flêchée and waved a canoe paddle in honour of the man. Some people are born to lead. Others are eminently grise like Dion. ‘The colour of my brain.’

  10. zz dans le meteo said, on October 18, 2008 at 1:48 am

    All points somewhat well taken. What a dull yet nasty proverbial basket of crabs the contenders are. Pity the boneheaded electorate.

  11. gimbol said, on October 19, 2008 at 9:11 am

    So you say JT wants to hang on to the carbon tax idea?

    Yes please choose him as leader.


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