- Her candidacy has enraged Liberals across the country – including veteran, elected Liberals.
- The Conservatives were delighted – genuinely and truly delighted – that Trudeau took her after they’d dumped her.
- The media have unanimously condemned it – with one senior pundit even saying Trudeau looked “crawlingly demean[ed]” by it all.
- She does not have a sterling reputation for candour, or commitment to the Liberal cause.
- She was (and still is) a Conservative, and she was always among the most rabid Conservative partisans in the House.
- More than any other case, Adams’ recruitment by Butts et al. definitively showed Trudeau’s “open nomination” promise to be a farce.
- Adams was a long-time Conservative problem. Now she is a long-term Liberal problem.
- She has no connection whatsoever to the riding she wants to run in.
- Against the rules, I’ve been told memberships have been paid for by Adams’ team – and there will be shipped-in chaos at the vote Sunday.
- Marco Mendicino is an amazing guy with an amazing C.V. – and Conservatives know they’d lose against him, but they’ll win against Eve Adams.
Unlike a lot of Liberals, I don’t despise Eve Adams (although her fiancé isn’t going to be sending me any Christmas cards this year, apparently). She acted in her own self-interest, and got Justin Trudeau to do exactly what she wanted him to do. She played him.
Bear with me here, but I was listening to The Cure’s ‘Drowning Man’ on the way to work this morning (and bizarrely), it made me think of Eve Adams. She was drowning, too – weighted down by years of bad judgment, and over-the-top Conservative partisanship and serial controversy. And Justin Trudeau – whose decline in the polls commenced with Eve Adams’ arrival - didn’t just throw her a life line.
He jumped right into the water with her, and commenced drowning, too.