October 31, 2008


How many people find it amusing that Boo!b Rae announced his candidacy on Halloween?

Ontarians must be very scared today.

I wonder what they would do if someone showed up at their door tonight dressed as Boo!b Rae...

maybe that wasn't Boo!b on tv after all. Maybe it was somebody dressed up as Boo!b Rae


October 29, 2008

Lies, Damned Lies, and Leadership Polls

Justin Trudeau leads all Liberals as the top choice for Liberal leader with a…wait for it… 16% of the vote.

The National Post decided that this was enough to print it as news. SIXTEEN percent is a ringing endorsement. 16% is even less than Dion’s first ballot result in the last race.

Justin Trudeau “Canadian’s Top Choice” for Liberal leader, says the national post.

Underneath the story, is another headline…where you get the bar graphs

“Trudeau, Rae, Ignatieff lead Liberal leadership pack”

Gee, that sure sounds close. Ignatieff scores a big 12% That’s football conference low…

As for Bob, he’s at 9…yes 9…the headline says, “lead pack”, and he is in single digits.

For the record Bob is tied with none of the above.

Maybe the headline should read “Trudeau, Ignatieff, Rae, and none of the above lead Liberal leadership pack”

The Post says Iggy and Boob are “neck-and-neck”. Gee 12 and 9.

Among Liberal voters, Ignatieff leads 19-10. SOUNDS NECK AND NECK TO ME.

No wonder the Post is going bankrupt; they think double and neck and neck is the same thing. Our deficit last year was neck and neck with our deficit this year…sounds like NDP government math…


Fuddle Duddle Comedy Corner

How do we know Bob Rae is making his mark on the Liberal Party?

The Ontario Liberals are running a deficit


October 24, 2008

The Ad that Saved Us From a Majority

Dan Arnold over at Calgary Grit summed up the important ads of the last campaign but he forgot one.

The Quebec ad which hammered home that Stephane Dion was irrelevant, and that only Duceppe and the Bloc could Block the majority.

Harper failed. not because he gave concessions to Quebec, but because he appeared so blatantly insincere.

On October 14th, Stephen Harper's march toward a majority was stopped in Quebec, and I hate to say it, cuz of the Bloc

After 18 years, the temporary ad hoc rainbow coalition found a use for itself.

Their vote total continues to drop.

Quebec is ready to dump this party, but it needs to make a choice.

The Tories dropped the ball.

The NDP is still invisible.

The Liberals have an opportunity here.

Time for them to capitalize.

October 22, 2008

Scott Ross Throws Out the First Smear

I knew "Peace in our Time" wouldnt last too long.

so here is the first volley, from a Liberal blogger in British Columbia who believes that a comment quoted in a column by a discredited journalist with a reputation for playing with the facts, FROM TEN YEARS AGO is a good thing to post on the day when Liberals said they were gonna keep things civil.

I can find quotes that make it look like Michael Ignatieff thinks torture is awesome. We all know he doesnt.

Not even Jan Wong can change that.

Scott took a quote and launched an attack. He threw a grenade into a minefield. Had he read anything that Michael wrote about Quebec at the time, about nationalism at the time, he would have seen that something was fishy about the quote.

They teach us how to be objective in journalism school. We are also warned to not be lazy and to check our facts, so we dont do things like report that John McCallum will be named interim leader of the Liberal Party.

We do not take quotes and trumpet them as fact. We confirm them. We call. We check. This is why bloggers havent been able to make it to the next step.

The most difficult thing in my career will be to stay out of this race, because the smears came last time, and it drove me up the wall. I still have a great deal of respect for Michael Ignatieff, but I will not campaign for him.

Scott chose to play gotcha, and that is his decision.

He has the right to do that.

I also have the right to call bullshit.


Peace in our Time


October 18, 2008

The Obligatory Leadership Post

I intend to stay out of this

but I would like to tell everyone why I think the Liberal Party is in deep shit

Frank McKenna

No Abortion No passable French No Quebec No government...

Bob Rae

"It’s not so much that I’ve changed … It’s the world around us that’s changed"

yup thats Bob Rae in 2008. He hasnt changed. He is the same old Bob Rae...Teachers should start seeing what days off are convenient for them...

Gerard Kennedy

Nice to see "Le Gerard" make an appearance again. his victory over Peggy Nash was impressive, but he is still Gerard Kennedy and my 86 year immigrant Italian grandmother still speaks better French

Michael Ignatieff

Winning is important

Some say winning is everything

The people who ran the Ignatieff campaign are known for...losing

they REALLY know how to lose

I love em to death, but you really have to question the ability of these guys to do anything right, no matter how brilliant their candidate may or may not be.


October 10, 2008

This Guy Knew How to Manage a Trillion Dollar Economy

was it underhanded to air?

yes absolutely we will bea talking about this is journalism ethics classes for years

Is it underhanded to report after aired?

absolutely not

One last note on this, Mark Dunn blaming this on Dion's alleged hearing disability is generating the good ol' eye-rolling from the undecided household here in Saint Leonard.

Quote my mom "I wish I could come up with a disability every time I did something stupid"

She would be REALLY disabled...

October 9, 2008

Stephane Dion's Sarah Palin Moment

Too funny for words

If I was Prime Minister when?

Probably never now...

I call it the Cherniak Curse

October 7, 2008

This is why I like Elizabeth May

I like Elizabeth May alot

She has gained national prominence, and depending which Canadian pollster you believe, is going to make a huge impact on this election.

Here she is telling Mike Duffy what they teach me in class all the time...

The way you frame the question can be more important than the answer

October 4, 2008

Liberals Invoking Obama in Ads

I was watching the Canadiens play Minnesota tonight. It seemed they were looking ahead and are not focusing on the task at hand.

During the commercials, I saw some election ads, including Stephen Harper telling me something about how proud he is Canada is bilingual or something like that. I thought it was a commercial for the Liberals for a second…

Anyway, then Denis Coderre came on and said that Barack Obama was gonna win the American election. Thanks Denis! He said we do not want Harper to discuss things like the environment with Obama since the two didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of things.

The crux of the ad: Vote Liberal because they will vote Democrat in the US. Oh yea and why talk about Stephane Dion in Quebec when you can talk about Barack Obama. He’s so precious.

Thanks for wasting 30 seconds of my life Denis. Maybe you should focus on the election you are running in.

Besides, you want a Liberal ad in Quebec, get that clip of Alex Kovalev saying “I vote for that guy” from Tout le Monde en Parle. For the hockey-viewing crowd, that will work a lot more than Denis Coderre…


October 3, 2008

Polling 101

If you are conducting a poll, an online poll no less, in the MIDDLE of a debate, it proves your respondents, are

1) Not paying attention,
2) May already have had their mind made up,
3) Assuming everybody waits to answer online polls while trying to decipher what the 5 leaders are saying.

Absolutely ludicrous and all media outlets reporting on its results should be ashamed of themselves.

I watched the whole thing, but I am not going to tell you who I think won, although I do think the winner was glaringly obvious.