Tuesday, August 23, 2011
They Didn't Call Him the Happy Warrior for Nothing...
He was the greatest leader I have ever known. His words will inspire us forever, and lead us to victory one day. And of course now he's a legend.
But one of the things I liked most about Jack Layton was that he was a REAL human being. Not a phony like so many other politicians.
And he could be so funny...
Can you imagine Stephen Harper being able to make fun of himself?
Can you imagine Stephen Harper in a Gay Pride Parade?
But there was Jack on a brutally hot day, weak from his battle against cancer, cheering his team on...
That song may seem sad now. But really it isn't, because his memory will survive, it will empower us, and lead us to the promised land. Or a land without Harper.
And I'll always remember Jack disappearing down the road with his horn and his rainbow umbrella. As the gay people cheered their friend.
Yup. He was one of a kind.
I've never been so eager to fight the Cons as I am now. Thanks Jack.
But boy will I miss him...