Musings —01.20.2011 10:03 AM—
I love it when the National Post editorial board lectures folks about free speech.
Among other things, it allows me to haul out gems like this from the archive. And it allows the rest of us to wonder if their unflagging enthusiasm for the concept is, well, rather selective:
Fw: Dream Team‏
From: Kay, Jonathan (National Post) (email@example.com)
Sent: December 20, 2006 12:05:35 PM
Warren – we can’t run your column. We’re not in the business of praising the likes of Rick Salutin, tremonti, etc. I checked with doug and it’s a no-go. Sorry
In lieu, how about the topic below?
From: McParland, Kelly (National Post)
To: Kay, Jonathan (National Post)
Sent: Wed Dec 20 09:46:04 2006
Subject: Dream Team
I’ve been trying to interest Don Martin in a column about the Liberal “Dream Team.”
So, party policy is now in the hands of Bob Rae and Scott Brison — an NDP premier and former Tory clearly having the inside track on what makes good Liberal policy. And Dion has Ignatieff as the party’s No. 2 — a guy who is clearly still practising for another leadership run and fundamentally disagrees with Dion on the Afghanistan mission, not to mention most other foreign policy positions.
This is the Dream Team? And Cdn voters are supposed to be excited by a bunch of retreads who bored them thru an interminable leadership campaign?
Unfortunately I haven’t succeeded — Don is going off to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and his brain isn’t in this country at the moment. I don’t suppose Coyne would be interested? Just seems like an opportunity that’s too good to ignore…