November 4, 2007

Apparently it isn’t Easy to Make Priorities

I saw the Tory ads this weekend and I couldn’t help but laugh.

You see, last summer, when Stephane Dion uttered the infamous “you do not know of what you speak about” and “do you think it’s EEEasy to make priorities?” some of us at Iggy HQ in Quebec thought his goose was cooked.

How can one get away with making two such ridiculous statements? Dion was applauded for stating that he hadn’t got the job done because it took so long (12 years?) to make the right priorities in regards to fixing the environment, which, as we all know, didn’t really happen.

Dion has been leader for almost a year. We do not really know his priorities. He wants to make Canada richer, fairer and greener. That is fantastic, but the average Joe doesn’t really care about rhetoric. These ads will resonate because they are specific. Openly musing about controversial policy decisions in front of open microphone is not usually a good idea. Last summer, we called it a “rookie mistake”.

I have some advice to my former colleagues in the Liberal Party. Christmas is coming up soon, and Parliament will be out of session. Come up with three solid tangible priorities and call it the Liberal Christmas list or whatever. Spend six weeks hammering that into the minds of the population. Make it clear and make people understand.

Do not do what Paul Martin did and invade provincial jurisdiction. That GST cut, if claimed by the provincial governments, is more than enough to pay for child care in their respective provinces. Why isn’t any province doing that? Ask the premiers!

A real opposition shows an alternative, which is why the NDP will never be taken seriously as a real opposition or potential government. A real opposition will have people thinking that there is a competent alternative to Stephen Harper and will throw them into the undecided column, which means the Liberals’ job is almost half done.

So to Stephane Dion, this Christmas, have one priority, to come up with priorities.


7 Commentaires:

Blogger Phil a dit...

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11/04/2007 2:40 p.m.  
Blogger will26 a dit...

Well, he was ABSOLUTELY CORRECT in knowing Dion was NOT the man for the job. Electing Dion was one of the biggest mistakes The Liberals have ever done. So... that counts for something. :)

11/04/2007 10:59 p.m.  
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11/05/2007 12:43 p.m.  
Blogger will26 a dit...

Are you kidding me? Iggy would not have made half the mistakes, also, he's much more coherent than Dion. In terms of winning an election, Iggy will bring you 20% more, hands down.

11/05/2007 12:54 p.m.  
Blogger Phil a dit...

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11/05/2007 2:20 p.m.  
Blogger will26 a dit...

I didn't say Iggy doesn't make mistakes, I said he'd make "half" of 'em"... LOL

Anyways, Canadians just don't like Dion (as polling shows) and it floors me you guys elected him. Just seeing and hearing him brings up massive red flags as to leadership potential. I was literally beside myself watching the results, live, on tv. I said to myself, "holy crap, off to the wilderness The Libs go for a long time. Guess that's what they want though!"

11/05/2007 2:55 p.m.  
Blogger theboredbureaucrat a dit...

Nice post - I linked to it on my blog; Dion just isn't cutting the mustard.

Anyways - here is the url.

11/15/2007 2:47 p.m.  

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