Monday, August 13, 2007

Just askin'

If you were a Young Liberal, would you be celebrating this photo?

I can't see anyone smiling. Not one child. Not even the MP.

Yeah, the local media ate it up alright.

23 comments:

SUZANNE said...

Wow, what a crappy photo.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yeah. This is Stephane Dion trying to reach out to the common folk.

Poor kids are probably frustrated that their ride is being delayed by a pompous politician.

Moebius said...

Lot's of crappy photos out there, on any politician.

Chretien would have, at least, strangled the photographer and taken his camera.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Lot's of crappy photos out there, on any politician

For sure. Harper's had his share.

Still that particular photo deserves a caption... such as..

"Hey, Keeeds, don't you know dat dere are a lot of greenhouse gas emissions coming from dat train ride? Wouldn't you like to get out an walk instead? Dat way you save de environment. C'mon now and Uncle Dion buy you a carbon credit too.

Kingston said...

LMAO @ Joanne

Joanne (True Blue) said...

;)

Kingston said...

Opps, forgot where I was Joanne, that should read, LMGMO. Laughing my gluteus maximus off. LMGMO

Joanne (True Blue) said...

LMFAO!

Anonymous said...

He shouldda shook their hands.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Or maybe he had just asked them for a donation (shades of Joe Volpe).

SouthernOntarioan said...

It is a crappy photo.. Dion is hoping that it doesn't get far with the media... unlike that one photo of Harper...

Anonymous said...

I'm from "the Bay".The local rag didn't even get a good picture of him!I'd love to see that one printed nationally.
A good caption:
"Dion begs for attention in North Bay"

Joanne (True Blue) said...

"Dion begs for attention in North Bay"

Good one!

Actually, I've been to North Bay more times than I can recall. Lots of family there. I'm sure the pic was of the life-sized model train on the waterfront (which was built courtesy in a large part of the dentist husband of cartoonist Lynn Johnston).

They also had a shot of Demarco's which I know is an icon there, but still...

Anyway, you guys have a great city there. The waterfront is absolutely gorgeous. I love walking along the government dock. Been out on the Chief Commanda a few years back too.

God's country. No doubt.

Anonymous said...

I have to wonder how bad it is these days that one has to rant over a photo - not a good one, but boy some of Harper's in the past were a lot worse.

This is silly, really very silly. Actually, not all that bad.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

but boy some of Harper's in the past were a lot worse.

True, but I doubt any Conservative blog posted it as evidence of the media being "all over" the visit in a positive manner.

Anonymous said...

What a party crasher, the kids where having fun til Dion showed up. Dion is no Joe Volpe thats for sure. He might be better suited at the graveyard , I'm sure he and his party can rustle up a few dead folks to vote for him.

Timothy Coderre

Jeff Davidson said...

"Hey, Keeeds, don't you know dat dere are a lot of greenhouse gas emissions coming from dat train ride? Wouldn't you like to get out an walk instead? Dat way you save de environment. C'mon now and Uncle Dion buy you a carbon credit too.

wow. mocking dion's accent. deep.

Anonymous said...

joanne...you are intimate with my town!
Rod is a wonderful person and neighbour!
Let me know when you will be at those beautiful merry-go-rounds again!Lot's of local art on display there!
uh...no I did not get out to see Dion...
Vicki

Kingston said...

Jeff, Be careful here friend or we might start calling you on all the red neck speech patterns that are thrown around on Liblogs.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Rod is a wonderful person and neighbour!

Oh, yeah. Rod Johnston. I couldn't remember his first name. Big train enthusiast.

Vicki, we'll have to try to get together sometime when I'm up there. Maybe you could send me your email addy.

We used to go up there a lot for the Air Show, etc. on the Civic weekend. Saw Jann Arden there, and Leahy and countless others and various times.

Was just up there last week for a funeral.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

wow. mocking dion's accent. deep.

If that was supposed to be a criticism, it had the impact of a pesky fly.

Anonymous said...

That would be a 'lady bug',joanne.
lol

Paul MacPhail said...

I can understand Dion's wanting to connect with people. Unfortunately, this photo brings to mind the image of a train robbery.