Friday, September 14, 2007

Things looking grim for Dion

And in another case of shooting the messenger...

A reader at The Maple Three nailed it:

Dion is probably a nice man . . . like John Turner . . . he is just in the wrong job!!!!!

Update - Lemon: Dion with Mansbridge on Afstan.



Tony said...

Dion has been a disappointment as leader of the opposition. I bet there are a lot of Liberals around, who are now kicking themselves for not voting for another candidate during the Liberal Leadership convention last December.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yeah, I almost feel sorry for Dion.

liberal supporter said...

Of course he's disappointing as Leader of the Opposition. He's in the wrong job!

He'll be much better as Prime Minister.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Ha! I like your spirit, L.S.

You never give up. Good for you.

Kingston said...

Actually LS, that reminds me of when he said he was the best opposition leader Canada has ever had. Come on you gotta love the irony in that one, Because if you agree, maybe we should leave him right there in that job.LOL

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I just finished watching the whole Mansbridge interview. I feel very sorry for him now. I wonder if he'll get some kind of sympathy vote?

Anonymous said...

Dion has done nothing to indicate that he is a nice man. The 'nerdy professor' schtick is meaningless.

SouthernOntarioan said...

I feel sorry for him too, but not sorry enough to vote for him.

For the next few days (until the by-election that is) the story will be 'what happens if Dion loses?' Pundits will be openly predicting a coup, political observers will be pointing out all his flaws, etc..

Being a politician sucks, being a leader of a political party really stinks. Dion seemed to be better as a cabinet minister.

But then again, he's said enough nasty stuff about Harper to make it extremely difficult for me to feel sorry for him for long.

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Tony said...

Fellow blogger Alberta Ardvark has an excellent post on Stephane Dion's performance as Opposition Leader

It is good not to be the king

It makes a reference to the following article in the National Post.

This quote regarding Mr. Dion's leadership hits the nail on the head:

"Stephane Dion appears to believe that the job of the official Opposition is to oppose everything, even if it means proposing things you know you would never enact as prime minister."

Things are not appearing to be going well in the Liberal caucus. Dion has resorted to publically attacking 24 MPs from his own party.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow! Tony, thanks for both links. That last one is going to be his undoing. You don't attack your own people in public.

Monsieur Dion should return to teaching; er... well, I'm sure there is a job out there for him somewhere.

bluetech said...

Reading carefully what Iggy said: "This is a Liberal mission"...
Are the soldiers Liberal?
Does the military belong to the Libs?
Does that mean when we had a Liberal PM, nothing was decided as 'Canadian foreign policy' but as 'Liberal'?
Does Iggy know what it means to be Canadian?
Just rhetorical questions...
I suppose some might like to answer tho.

Thanks for that link. My Lib MP was one of the 26 that Dion criticised ...time to write him a letter!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

My Lib MP was one of the 26 that Dion criticised ...time to write him a letter!

For sure. I smell a Liberal mutiny.

Brian in Calgary said...

It's been said that there are two great tragedies in life:

1) Not getting what you want; and

2) Getting what you want.

I think Dion is increasingly falling into Tragedy #2.