Thursday, June 07, 2012

May Another Man Win

The Libs have decided to let  Bob Rae run for the LPoC leadership.  Which is OK by me because I basically think he's served the party well, is not some kind of 5th columnist and etc., and really ought to be treated fairly and with respect.

I also don't think he's our  guy anymore.  Not so much because of his one rough term as premier in Ontario 20 years ago.  I think folks would forgive him for that.  Mostly because he's getting old and the kind of statesman-like but windy rhetoric he specializes in doesn't seem to work anymore in the HOC.  Canadians, on both Left and Right, want brawlers these days.  In a perfect world, he would be made ambassador to France or some other European country where he could end his career eating fried snails and sipping wine in cafes on the banks of winding rivers.

I'm also not entirely sold on Teenage Jesus, though if he were made Leader  I have no doubt he could shed some of his youthful clumsiness and compete an election or two down the road.  Which might be what the LPoC needs going forward--someone to reclaim the country after a disastrous Mulcair minority.  What I really wish is that Marc Garneau, or someone of equivalent substance, could grow himself a head of rock-star hair, which unfortunately is not likely in the cards at this late date.

 In any case, hair + gravitas = VICTORY. May we find all three.

9 comments:

Jordan said...

So because Bob Rae has supposedly done a good job as interim leader he should be aloud to go back on his word?

bigcitylib said...

Sure. That part I'm not worried about. It'd be a warm-up for when he's PM.

kitt said...

Wasn't that word always - Rae will do what the party hunchos say, according to the rules?

Jordan said...

So if Bob Rae didn't do a good job, however you assess his performance, then he shouldn't have been aloud to go back on his word?

Dana said...

Y'know what BCL? Don't waste your time discussing anything with people who haven't taken the time or put in the effort to learn how to spell.

It almost certainly indicates that they haven't taken the time or put in the effort to learn much of anything else either.

kitt said...

Ya don't allow someone who doesn't know the queen's english have their say ;p Sure don't want someone like that chastening those pissing into the tent.

liberal supporter said...

I understand your concern, Jordan, you silly concern troll. You sound like someone who was told "I won't come in your mouth" but who, well swallowed.

But I am pleased you've got nothing, otherwise you wouldn't be trying to go with "he's a liar because he changed his mind about running".

Jordan said...

Liberal supporter

So I'm a troll because I don't agree with what Rae did? He used the position to boost his profile, and likely to diminish the profile of his opponents.

liberal supporter said...

I called you a concern troll, not just a troll, fool. Pay attention. Look it up. You're pretending to be concerned about the Liberals, but you are a known CPC shill.