If he keeps this up, I half-expect to see one of these pop up again.
For what it’s worth, I think Cosh nailed it here.
Not bitter at all. Just not giving a rat’s ass for a Harper defined reality.
Well, if you take Wells’s side in the Coyne vs. Wells debate over “who is Michael Ignatieff”, Ignatieff is moving into the code of the Massey College academic –
I think he’s just another guy who would have been a great cabinet minister but who never should have pretended to want to be leader let alone PM. Dion and Martin just the same. Jean should have picked his successor – maybe Manley – and trained him how to choke people. The only thing the Liberals lacked (and lack) was a leader.
Agree that Jean should have picked his successor.
Problem was, Martin had a stranglehold on the party apparatus before Chretien realized he was in danger.
Mind you, maybe Chretien should have forced the leadership review actually to vote him out — see whether they really had the stones to do it.
Given Martin’s PMship, I’m not sure they wouldn’t have blanched at the prospect and backed down.
Other thought — Ignatieff will be known as the Joe Clark of the Liberal Party.
Many will talk about how decent he was, and how unfair it was that he didn’t get a real shot at being PM. Others will snicker and remember just how bad his political judgment was.
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