Monday, October 20, 2008
Stephane Dion's Last Stand
I see that CTV is reporting that John McCallum will be interim leader if Stephane Dion steps down tomorrow.
But I wouldn't be surprised if McCallum, and his allies in the Ignatieff camp, were really disappointed.
Because I think Dion is going to announce that he will resign, but intends to continue as Liberal leader until the convention in May.
And that he intends during that time to be a REAL leader not a figurehead ....and lead the charge against Stephen Harper and his economic policies.
I say that because I know Dion is such a proud man I can't imagine him consenting to the humiliation of being dismissed like a servant.
And because he's ANGRY.
Angry because of the way he was ambushed by Mike Duffy and his friends.
Angry at the way Stephen Harper used that tape to destroy the momentum of his campaign during the last crucial days.
I think he finally realized what the Cons did to him and he wants REVENGE.
Which if things work out as I think they will. And with six months in politics being an eternity. And a budget due in February in the cold winter of an economic crisis. And an angry Dion who has nothing to lose.
Means that ANYTHING could happen.
Stay tuned this one is not going to be over until the thin man sings.
Something tells me he's not ready. Stephen Harper is going to feel his pain.
And it's going to be a long goodbye....