Sunday, May 20, 2007

Extreme Makeover - Summer Edition

Greg Weston opines on the sorry state of affairs for political parties and leaders in general - Makeover Season on Horizon:

"As the seat of national government degenerated into a parliamentary sandbox of mindless mud-slinging this week, little wonder pollsters are reporting Canadian voters underwhelmed by federal politics.

Stephen Harper is viewed as the most prime ministerial of the bunch, and by a wide margin. But fewer Canadians would vote Conservative today than at any time since the last election.

The Liberal party seems to be creeping back into favour with the national electorate -- or perhaps more accurately, crawling back from its status as Canada's political pariah -- to the point the Grits and Conservatives are in a virtual dead heat in public opinion.

Yet, even among Liberal supporters, analysts say Stephane Dion is widely viewed as the leader least likely to succeed as PM..."



So Stephen Harper is seen as most prime ministerial, but unfortunately carries the weight of the CPC on his broad shoulders.

The LPC by contrast would likely be surging in the polls right now if not for their albatross leader.

Therefore, I would assume that the only way for PMSH to garner his coveted majority would be to become leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, no?


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Update: Please check out The Tiger in Exile - It's Time.


14 comments:

NB Tory Lady said...

~good one Joanne~

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks, NBTL. It seemed quite logical to me. ;)

Gabby in QC said...

Weston's use of the expressions "creeping back" and "crawling back" bring to mind undesirable insects ...

Anonymous said...

Greg Weston....the name-calling journalist...
1)Canada's chief grumpy young man. ( in reference to PM Harper)
2)His Nerdiness ( in reference to Stephane Dion)
3)Iceman personna ( in reference to PM Harper)
4)his famous librarian-cowboy look (in reference to PM Harper)
5)which we proudly dubbed Mr. Happy's Summer of Fun Tour.( in reference to PM Harper...who's the we that helped Greggy Weston coin this phrase?)
6)although he did manage to do a kinder-gentler imitation (in reference to PM Harper)

...sooooo....was this column just an excuse for Greggy Weston to get in more digs at PM Harper? Because, frankly, I don't know what the point of the column would be otherwise.

He sounds like a really really tired and grumpy 11 year old, who's up way past his bed-time....Is his second name Austyn by any chance?

raz

Canadi-anna said...

The most dangerous thing in media is a member of the press who thinks he's witty and clever.
Weston embodies that quality.

Sandy said...

Loved the post Joanne. Check out JN as I put it up there.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Awesome! Thanks, Sandy.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

He sounds like a really really tired and grumpy 11 year old, who's up way past his bed-time....Is his second name Austyn by any chance?

Ha-ha. You do a great disservice to our friend Austyn here. I bet he could outwrite Weston anyday.

Anonymous said...

If someone had time it would be worth it to check some achived comments of Westons and see how he handled all things Liberal and Paully.
Biased?...Weston bends and twists himself in a knot to make all things CPC and Harper and look bad.
That head in the butt picture...where did I see it?

Kunoichi said...

I stopped reading Weston long ago. Just couldn't stomach him anymore.

Chuckercanuck said...

he is bitterness personified.

but look on the bright side joanne, we get a summer of QT in the garden to revamp our energies and come back swinging in the fall.

of course, we'll have PMSH in latin america plus a G8 meeting ---I'd bet we'll be back on the saddle for those.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

but look on the bright side joanne, we get a summer of QT in the garden to revamp our energies and come back swinging in the fall.

Chucker, so true. I'm up to my waist in cherry tomato plants already; grown from seedlings. But frost tonight! I need to get these things in the ground.

Anonymous said...

Joanne,

Greg Weston is right up there with Travers for general arrogance. Journalists seem to have that in spades.

Perhaps that is what has taken over from the bottle?

I was reading that Julie Van Dusen comes from a whole family of illustrious journalists (CBC bio).

Who knew?

Tomm

Brian in Calgary said...

I bet he could outwrite Weston anyday.

As much as I dislike getting personal, I sometimes think a 6 year old could outwrite Weston.