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.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.
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?
Kingston voters school Ignatieff on legislation that mattersAs 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!
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.
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.