Friday, October 05, 2007

Dalton McGuinty - Missing in Action

As far as I know, Dalton McGuinty has not visited Caledonia - not even once.

I had expected that he would at least hear their frustrations in person, but our aloof, elusive Premier-in-the-Bubble was MIA in Caledonia.

Perhaps the reason is that he doesn't feel it's worth his time in terms of a riding that he could hope to win.

When looking for some recent information on Caledonia and how the folks there are feeling, I came upon this Globe piece from Sept. 24 following the debate - John Tory's sleepover.

Karen Howlett wrote an open letter to Dalton:

Remember Etta Young, the elderly woman in Cobourg that Opposition Leader John Tory told us about during last week's all-candidates' debate? She's the one who doesn't have a family doctor and has placed an ad in her local newspaper looking for one. Or the woman in Mississauga who'se been waiting more than a year for an operation on her knee and is walking with two canes?

Well, the reason Mr. Tory has all these anecdotes at the ready when he criticizes the way your Liberal Party governed over the past four years is because he never stops travelling around the province, talking to ordinary folks.

He says you just trotted out statistics when you defended your record during the debate because you don't spend enough time doing the same. In fact, he just said a few minutes ago at a rally in Sarnia that you "shuffled your feet and recited a few numbers" during the debate...

Howlett goes on to tell the story about when John Tory actually slept over.

The point here is that you can either vote for the Bubble-Premier or you can vote for a person who really cares.

Things don't look very promising right now, but I'm still hoping for a Thanksgiving miracle.


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Inside look at some of the campaign problems here.

Global TV - A newscaster said a Liberal insider told him that not only will Dalton be in a 'bubble' for the next few days, he'll be 'encased in saran wrap'.

The Saran Wrap Premier will be crowned soon, Lemming-land. All bow before him.

And is it just me, or does Dalton McGuinty look smug these days?


And here is another glimpse into the Liberal war room strategy (read through to the end).

The Ontario Ombudsman hasn't been MIA! - Remember Lottogate? 'Puffery'? (Sounds like 'Puffins'), out-of country health reimbursement, and countless others? Thank you Andre Marin for trying to keep this Fiberal Government accountable.

Nothing left to chance.

For the Prince of Darkness, it all means GOTV.

Bubble Boy

15 comments:

Red Tory said...

I guess it's not Saran™ Cling Plus® Wrap, as not much seems to be sticking to young Dalton. ;)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Young Dalton?

Well anyway. Safe to say I will be turning my attention to Federal politics very soon.

Möbius said...

Time for all supporters to convince at least one person to vote PC in this election.

I've done my part, and it wasn't very difficult.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Time for all supporters to convince at least one person to vote PC in this election.

Thank you, Möbius.

It's a great Thanksgiving topic for discussion. As for me, I'm taking a break. This has been exhausting.

Snerd Gronk said...

Jo: I had expected that he would at least hear their frustrations in person, but our aloof, elusive Premier-in-the-Bubble was MIA

SG: Sounds like a very 'liberal interpretation of a very 'conservative' phenomenon ...

Snerd

Möbius said...

Have a great holiday!

Next week will be busy.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

S.G. - If you're referring to PMSH, he only snubs media.

Möbius - Thanks. You too. Yes, next week will be busy for sure. We must remember to be thankful this weekend. At least we still live in somewhat of a democracy.

Anna Keightley said...

Thanks, Joanne for pulling all the info together, essentially showing up McGuinty and all that he cares about -- not much. Liberals and their jobs, is what it's all about.

Let the citizens read here and learn the difference.

I really do think the polls are skewed, and therefore, "bunk." May they all be fired come Oct. 10th.

After McGuinty's tax hike, voters screamed, "never vote Liberal again." Memories are long. Miracle can ensue.

Your reasoning and efforts are tremendous.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anna, your encouragement comes at a critical time. Thanks so much.

Steph said...

Yes I second Anna's comments. This is my one-stop shop for election info. It has been depressing at times, but at least I'm getting informed and can hopefully clear the fog for others who are just listening to the MSM and getting sucked into the Liberal spin.

Anonymous said...

'Journalists' in Ontario are particularly pathetic, is there a more cowardly group of people that can be led around by the nose?

They don't dare ask Dalton a question. Chickens & advertising flacks, that's 'journalism' in Ontario.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

This is my one-stop shop for election info.

lol! Awesome.

I may be taking a few days off, but there's plenty here to ponder.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

They don't dare ask Dalton a question. Chickens & advertising flacks, that's 'journalism' in Ontario.

Yes, and the reason could possibly lay here.

Anonymous said...

Get over yourself and quit using the miseries of others for political points - it's the lowest of the lowest.

Paul said...

Stephen Harper does the same thing. He only goes to rallies on the campaign trail.

Which, if you've noticed how "average people" (see partisan plants) have snipped at Tory and how the media has picked it up, only attending rallies is a smart idea.

Notice the guy who was at the Hamilton Rally, the developer from Caledonia who was also serving as the VP of the local PC riding association, was miked up by the local news to confront McGuinty?

This is how the games played. It's disgusting. No wonder politicians only stick to planned rallies.