April 4, 2007

It Could be Worse: We Could have Sent Cherniak

Michael at Pierre Trudeau is my Homeboy says it so well, I find no need to add...

(I am copy + pasting)

Another Embarassment (What a Surprise)

I am sick and utterly disgusted about the fact that these very important memorials in Europe continue to be politicized. I think it is disgraceful that anyone is trying to play politics with these very important events where we will recognize those who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice. However, while I am upset overall, I am particularly upset with how Stéphane Dion is handling the entire issue.

It does not matter whether or not Stephen Harper made the invitation late with political considerations in mind. I believe that such an action in and of itself hurts his image as a statesman and the media has reported the fact that invitations to the opposition were given very late. None of the leaders needed to say anything; let the news report speak for itself. However, the leaders, including Dion have used this to attack the Prime Minister and now indicate that due to the late invitation, they are unable to attend. I would love to know what exactly Dion is doing this weekend that is more important than attending this ceremony. Harper looked bad for his actions but as far as I am concerned, arguing that schedules can't be re-arranged so that Dion can attend makes him look worse. He should have done the right thing and quietly gone to France. This is, after all, about the veterans and their sacrifices and not about politics.

We don't need Harper to attack us in order to look bad; we do a good job of it ourselves.

3 Commentaires:

Blogger Rank & File Liberal a dit...

Not the only one.

4/04/2007 5:23 p.m.  
Blogger The Rat a dit...

Yeah, it's not like Dion needs a Visa, or anything. he is, after all, a citizen of France. Hell, he could stop by an advance poll and vote for the President of France.

4/04/2007 6:25 p.m.  
Blogger canuckistanian a dit...

needless to say, i am similarly perplexed by this decision.

4/05/2007 2:38 p.m.  

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