Musings —09.18.2010 09:17 AM—
- Leitch in, Guergis out: I worked with Dr. Kelly in the 2003 John Tory mayoralty campaign. She’s brainy, driven and intense: I don’t recall her being much of a social conservative, either. She’ll be a formidable opponent, to be sure, but with Guergis running as an “independent conservative,” you can easily formulate a scenario where the Liberal candidate comes up the middle in what is a traditionally yellow-dog Tory seat.
- Apology and retraction: Res ipsa loquitur. As a matter of law, such retractions/apologies may mitigate damages, but they don’t necessarily always extinguish same. Stay tuned on this one.
- Power and Politics: I’ll be on Evan’s show on Monday, which will be a lot of fun. With my friend Tom Clark gone – and with my other friend, Kory Tenecyke, also gone from the political scene for the time being – Evan’s show will dominate political TV for the foreseeable future. Tune in if you can.
- When in a hole, stop digging: One of the things that drives me bonkers is the won’t-die notion that Stephen Harper is The Master Strategist©. He isn’t. He isn’t! To wit: he needs women voters to get his lusted-after majority. So what does he do? He persists in bitterly flailing away at the long-gun registry, thereby reminding women – urban and rural – why they should never, ever vote for him. To suggest that he always shoots himself in the foot is obvious, metaphor-wise. But it fits.