Thursday, May 22, 2008


“We are facing an economic slowdown. We are amongst the planet’s worst polluters. We still have to win the fight against poverty right here in Canada. Well, we need a plan.” — Stéphane Dion

Yep. Some of the “highlights” of Dion’s “good news” about the economy and environment during a recent speech at the Canadian Club of Toronto — also described at one point with great originality as “the politics of hope.”

If you come away from this piffle one iota better informed about his “vision” then you have some special kind of powers of detection that I appear to be sadly lacking.

Paraphrasing Trudeau to an audience of business executives about how the Liberals are going to “speak over the heads of Stephen Harper and the Conservatives...” Good messaging there! (If it’s that easy for me to snip a quote out of context, the Cons will have a field day with this sort of stuff.)

Oh, and his English coach should be sacked.