, 11.18.2019 06:35 AM

I’m part of the warm-up act for a president

Today, at the kick-ass OREA conference – which earlier features Jean Chretien, Doug Ford, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott – I’m on a panel (with my sister Adrienne, Kathleen and Chad). Just before George W. Bush!

How do you warm up a crowd for a US president? Can I tell Dick Cheney jokes? Do I wear a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED T-shirt? Do we shoot the shit about the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport?

Anyway. Should be a lot of fun. Later.


  1. Dork in East York says:

    Can you do a citizen’s arrest for warm crimes?

  2. Discuss the legal issues around waterboarding.

  3. Steve T says:

    In all seriousness, I think one takeaway from the Bush years is that the left needs to use its words more carefully, lest people get numb to them.

    Bush was painted as the devil incarnate by many on the left, but suddenly he doesn’t look so bad in comparison to the current idiot occupying the White House, does he? Many of the hyperbole lobbed against Bush was unwarranted, but now when it is truly justified, it sounds like simply more of the same.

    I see the same thing happening here in Canada. The Trudeau cabal, as well as Singh’s NDP, tried to paint Scheer as Dr. Evil. What will happen when a truly problematic leader is in contention (like Bernier)?

    All this sort of thing does is make moderate conservatives stop listening. That’s one of the key reasons Trump got the GOP nomination, and eventually won the Presidency.

    • Martin says:

      Exactly right. Been saying it for years. Look at how Romney was portrayed. He was governor of Massachusetts for crying out loud.

  4. Stick to the safe stuff, like the ranch in Crawford.

  5. Darcy Wallace says:

    Mazel Tov to you Mr. Kinsella. Break a leg. Cheering for you in New Brunswick.

    TibBit: At my parents new retirement home across the street from your mentor Romeo Leblanc’s residence.

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