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Warning: strpos() [function.strpos]: needle is not a string or an integer in /nfs/c05/h04/mnt/72829/domains/warrenkinsella.com/html/oldsite/index.php on line 61 Warren Kinsella - THE WRECKAGE THE MORNING AFTER
"...[Kinsella is] a modern-day Machiavelli, the mastermind who ran war rooms for Jean Chretien and Dalton McGuinty... He's the ultimate political insider... [The War Room] has plenty of fascinating insights and is a must-read for political junkies."
- The Toronto Sun
"The top Canadian spin doctor...tells all!"
- The National Post
"Warren Kinsella’s new book is a must-read for anyone interested in political campaigning in Canada. And not just political campaigning.…I wish I’d had the chance to read The War Room before I became Stephen Harper’s campaign manager; it might have saved me from many mistakes and months of painful learning on the job."
- Tom Flanagan, The Literary Review of Canada
"The War Room is a rich, detailed, and substantive primer on how to run a winning war room - warts, pizza boxes, smelly couches and all - from a master war roomer."
- The Hill Times
"Kinsella has crafted a handy little guide for politicos and non-politicos alike. Just keep it away from the kids."
- The Winnipeg Free Press
"... a great read ... full of fascinating stories..."
- John Moore, CFRB
"...I don't want to say [he's a] genius...but there's valuable insights here..."
- John Oakley, AM640
"I just got one copy, but I plan to get more!"
- John Wright, Ipsos, CFRB
"I do recommend [The War Room] to everyone."
- Charles Adler, Adler Online
"He's Canada's James Carville...a must-read...If you really want to win, you need this book!"
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:29:32 To:<wkinsella@XXXXXX Subject: Turns out everyone lost: 66.8% don't want leadership review .... Very low ... Joe Clark low. 874 = no ... 433 yes So in the best interests of party tory won't say if he will stay on. --------------
(Oh, and I am not there. We decided we didn't want to be seen as kicking John Tory when he's down. Which he is.)
From a correspondent on the floor in London:
Warren, attached is a scan of a list of Tory supports on a "No" flyer produced and distributed by Tory's Team. [I can't be bothered to attach it. WK]
Notably absent are Tim Hudak, Christine Elliott, Randy Hiller, Peter Shurman, and Jerry Ouellette. Is Randy Hillier is stirring up trouble, after all he said "I'm not in a position to support or not support (Mr. Tory)" in the February 13th Ottawa Citizen.
Is Jim Flaherty planning to push his wife, Ms. Elliott, to challenge the next leadership? Maybe Peter Shurman was turned off by Tory's epic u-turn on faith-based education funding? Is Jerry "NRA" Ouellette wants a shot at the Tory leadership?
Netfirms totally suck. There's a reason why they are cheap, you know.
Apologies for the outage. Jay Currie emailed me to ask what happened, which was sweet of him, and I told him that it is all related to the international Muslim conspiracy. He seemed satisfied with that, as one would expect of a Steyn Saladin, a Keyboard Krusader, a Thick-headed Templar, a... [Enough already. Ed.]
Someone I know may have spoken to him just yesterday - I won't say who - and the most popular Prime Minister in the history of polling didn't say a word about this coming. Not a word.
I have received two dozen emails from folks who are more than happy about this honour being bestowed on him - they are moved by it. Sample from A. Sally: "This is just awesome. Proud day to be a Canadian. Love this guy."
(And, no, sorry - we can't convince him to come back. Well, okay...maybe we can convince him. But not Madame! Believe me, I've tried.)
Just interviewed her - and, in 30 years of interviewing musicians, I can't recall one who was less guarded than she just was. She had interesting things to say about the National Post, too. (And her new CD was produced by Terry Brown - who has done both SFH records!)
Being an unreconstructed punk, I was never a huge fan of this genre, but here's her biggest hit - which is one of the biggest-selling records ever put out by a Canadian.
Name: DXXX IP Address: XXXXXX(XXXXXXX.ss.shawcable.net) User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; XXXXXX) Email: XXXXXXXX@shaw.ca Subject: Legal strategy?
On Friday, February 22, 2008, 08:25 AM, DXXX wrote:
Mr. Kinsella, please do not use my name or identifying information.
I am a second year law student and have an interest in speech issues and defamation law particularly. I have been following your on-going battles with various conservatives about free speech and hate laws. While I tend to be a libertarian (something I do not tell many of my clasmates!), I admire your conviction in taking these people on, while I do not always agree with you.
When I saw the National Post's apology and retraction to Richard Warman (congratulations to the lawyer who obtained it, BTW, it is one of the more comprehensive ones I have ever seen), and the amount of prominence you have given to it on your blog, a thought occurred to me.
It is only a theory, and I know I can never prove it. However it seems to me that your "side," if I can call it that, has waited until the latest possible date to serve the various defendants. In the meantime, you (not Mr. Warman)have used your site to stir these people up, in the expectation that would repeat the libel and therefore add to the amount of damages your side would receive. Which all of them did, over and over, therefore making the libel even worse. This has greatly added to the size of Mr. Warman's claim against them.
Of course, I cannot prove this theory. But if it is true, congratulations on the strategy. If this case plays out like I think it will, Mr. Warman will owe you thousands!