Monday, July 12, 2010

How does a pig’s ear smell?

After testing new lows in the polls, Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff, headed out to Calgary to try and collect some face-time with everyday Canadians. God knows he needs the exposure to try and convince average Canadians he’s one of them after spending most of his adult life in other countries like the United Kingdom and the United States.

“You know you smell the whiff of sulfur coming off the guy [PM Stephen Harper].”

– Michael Ignatieff

Seeing him posing in Quebec-made cowboy boots and a Stetson, Ignatieff reminds me of a politically immature Stockwell Day back when Day was the new Canadian Alliance leader—remember the infamous wetsuit incident and how well that turned out? And, three years after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez likened former president of the United States, George W. Bush, to the devil during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, we have Ignatieff using similar language to refer to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. How statesmanlike of him. You know he’s down there in the proverbial dung heap when he starts to copy Hugo Chavez.

If the prime minister is the devil, what does that make Ignatieff, Dracula? Why would anyone chose to infer that a know Christian is the devil? What sort of a man does that? Can it be ignorance of basic Canadian decorum, or just small-mindedness of the sort found in weak pompous wannabes?

Now that he is borrowing from Chavez’s speeches, does Ignatieff also intend to borrow the progressives’ favourite Latin American leader’s domestic policies? I wonder ….

And this from a man who fired his buddies in the opposition leader’s office because they couldn’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear. From where I sit, the Liberal party of Canada is still led by a pig’s ear.


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1 comment:

  1. "... weak pompous wannabes".

    That pretty well sums up Ignatieff.