Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Is Kelly McParland Right? Maybe Ignatieff just isn’t that smart

Kelly McParland stated this just a couple of days ago that Michael Ignatieff :
 Maybe Ignatieff just isn’t that smart.  It’s hard to figure this guy. He’s made mistake after mistake after mistake. He signs the coalition pact, insists he’s on side, then repudiates the whole thing later. He stokes a phony election threat, insists he means it despite all common sense, then retreats in embarrassment when it falls flat. He raises issue after issue as a line in the sand, then does nothing when the Tories step over the line and kick sand in his face to boot. His own caucus ignores him, his supposed pal Bob Rae embarrasses him, he fires his advisers to get better advice, and then makes the same dumb mistakes under the new advisers.
He doesn’t seem to learn. He spends a deeply uncomfortable week or two insisting he’s not interested in a coalition of opposition parties, then uses a trip to Britain to confer with the junior member of Britain’s coalition party. Great optics? Um…no. He knows he has to soften his image as a pointy-headed academic, so he does it by touring Canadian campuses and holding a “thinkers conference” in Montreal. Why not just move back to Harvard and run the party from there?
Well Mr. McParland just may be right.  We have this today from John Ibbitson.  Seems like Ignatieff has trouble with knowing about the different bills that are out there. 
 Kingston voters school Ignatieff on legislation that matters
KINGSTON, ONT. – Do you know what Bill C-6 is? Or Bill C-474? Don’t worry, it would seem Michael Ignatieff doesn’t either. 
As leader of the official opposition he should have a clue about these bills. Does he not read them? Is he not at least briefed on them?  Good grief! 
PM Harper would have known what these bills were about, each clause, each paragraph and able to explain them in detail.  So would NDP Leader Jack Layton.   Maybe Iffy should spend more time at work then maybe he'd have somewhat of a clue.  It just shows he's not ready for prime time.


  1. He wouldn't know what the bills are, because he has missed most of the votes on these bills. He is just visiting, so hasn't got a clue!

  2. He, Dion and Obama have never lived in the real world so they haven't a clue.

  3. He is smart, but as a linguist. When it comes to politics and economics, he is clueless. Does staying up late at night to study your thesaurus make you smart? I don't know, but at least he has a big vocabulary.

  4. Seems to me that Ignatieff is just being true to form.

    Every issue that he brings up in any of his writings results in an argument on both sides of the topic and he never sticks his neck out and picks a side.

    He inevitably ends up talking about himself and taking credit for everything, and telling long boring stories that are totally unrelated to what is being discussed.

    If things get really tough for him people will start quizzing him to see if he remembers anything about the legislation being passed in Ottawa.

  5. Ziggy is working on his second pension right now, hoping nobody notices. (real conservative)

  6. The truth of the matter is that all "smart people" are grossly overrated. The fact that we’re fooled by such human egotism is the most glaring example of our un-smartness.

    But we are quite humorous in the same way as a tree full of butt scratching, finger sniffing chimps are. I especially like how the current crop of the “Smart Set” attempt to insinuate that they are the creators of their own intelligence. The whole idea that their so called “smarts” were given to them, just doesn’t float their ego to the lofty heights that their self deluded imagination does.

    They do this by living in their own little bubble with its own narrative and with its laughable airs. They believe that the entire cosmos orbits their little minds.

    As I said, “un-smart”! Just like “What’s His Face”.

  7. Ignatieff is just following the liberal leaders tradition- chretien did his own thing so did paul dion and so on and of course bob rae. So why is the liberal media all over him he must ask himself why me.

    You don't have to be smart or intelligent to join the liberal party of canada the media will take care of the rest. How? by manipulation, lying and brainwashing the public.

    Look at Bob Rae he bankrupt ontario then joins the liberals- how about Dalton, this guy is sly but he like the other sly liberal leaders know that the media is there to protect them from you.

    The liberals have no clue how to survive without their media bodyguards.

    The prime minister does- and he doesn't have a media to his name but knows where to take his messages.

  8. The prime minister does- and he doesn't have a media to his name but knows where to take his messages.

    Yes,and we are blessed to have him.


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