Musings —10.07.2013 07:41 AM—
Glen Pearson doesn’t like what I had to say about Michael Ignatieff. He says I’m “vicious,” “cutthroat,” “shadowy,” “arrogant,” “repellant,” “brutal,” “maddening,” and a practicioner of the “old politics.” Wow! And those are just some of the nice things he says.
Anyway, I’m not sure what to say, or even if I should, having no recollection whatsoever of meeting Glen Pearson. The only time he registered on my consciousness (or the public’s), in fact, is when he went on and on – and on – at the 2006 Liberal leadership convention, talking endlessly about himself, to the point that he stomped all over the time allotted for Stephane Dion to speak. Dion’s microphone was therefore cut off, thanks to supporter Glen, who thereby impressed us all as a self-absorbed ass.
Having spent ten minutes this morning trying (vainly) to locate any evidence that Glen left behind any Parliamentary initiatives of note, I think he’s a bit upset that most of us didn’t really think about Glen that much. To us, he recalled Pierre Trudeau’s famous maxim – you know the one.
In the end, to quote Himself, Glen was a loser, one who admitted that he and politics “never fit together.”
On that, we’d all agree.
UPDATE: From a commenter, who knows Glen well: “When Dion was elected leader, Pearson talked like he was Dion’s point man. When things started turning sour for Dion, we had an EDA meeting in which Pearson lamented that they couldn’t get rid of Dion fast enough, and had some rather nasty things to say about Dion’s character. He was Iggy’s man now.”