Musings —06.19.2011 08:17 AM—
Firmly ensconced in Stornoway for the next four years, delighted by the many perks that come with official opposition status, Jack and his orangey crew are pinching themselves. They don’t want to do anything that will send them back to the perdition of Rump Party status. These are the best jobs they’ve ever had, after all. So, they are tossing out whatever it is they once believed — and as one Liberal friend memorably put it to me — “they are trying to depict themselves as the Liberal Party in drag.”
As a federal Liberal — and as someone who had the privilege to toil for the winningest-ever prime minister, Jean Chretien — I have some free advice for my not-so-new, not-so-democratic friends getting together in gloomy, post-playoff Vancouver this weekend.