Saturday, December 06, 2008
The Knives Come Out for Dion
Holy Caesar salad. Call me the soothsayer. I ran this picture MONTHS ago and now look what happened.
As a Liberal, I believe the first step for my party is to replace Stéphane Dion as leader with someone whose first job is to rebuild the Liberal Party, rather than leading a coalition with the NDP.
Now I'm not a Liberal supporter. I'm for the Anyone But Harper Party. And I consider John Manley a Con tool. And I don't like that bit about the coalition. How could every Liberal MP sign a declaration of support for the coalition and then abandon it? It would make them look like FOOLS.
But I'm afraid Stephane Dion does need to go, and the sooner the better. Because anything is better than this Medici-like intrigue.
The plan to get rid of Mr. Dion next Wednesday (just hours before the caucus Christmas party) may or may not be very advanced. It depends on whom you talk to, but there’s now almost unanimous agreement that his election failure and coalition fumbling are sufficient grounds to accelerate his leadership exit.
Gawd. If I went to a Liberal banquet these days I'd sit with my back to the wall and insist on a food taster.
Just like if I was in Count Iggy's castle I'd insist on leaving before midnight....
But the fact is we need a strong Liberal leader to help build a strong Coalition for Change, which remains our best chance of getting rid of the fascist Con regime. So I don't care WHO wins as long as the Liberals get their act together.
I feel sorry for Dion. It must be brutal to be humiliated, then have your hopes raised that you might be Prime Minister after all. Only to have them smashed again by the Governor General.... and that wretched tape.
Especially since the tape wasn't his fault.
The grainy video was taped by one of Dion's closest aides, Mick Gzowski, son of late CBC icon Peter Gzowski, The Canadian Press reports. Insiders say it was recorded with a digital camera and an auto-focus button on the camera was broken, stuck in the locked position. As a result, the focus was on a bookcase behind Dion, rather than on the Liberal leader himself, leaving his face slightly fuzzy.
Peter Gzowski's son? A camera that didn't work? What a way to go.
But a cause is more important than any leader. The fight goes on. The Cons MUST be destroyed. Stephane Dion's work to help create a coalition may be his greatest contribution to Canada.
The best thing he can do now to help that cause is step down gracefully....and quickly.
Before they carry him out....