Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Charles Adler on "Michael Clouseau Ignatieff"

Charles Adler had a another great monologue yesterday on Michael "Cluoseau" Ignatieff playing games with race and culture concerning the by election that's going in Winnipeg North where the Waffle has accused the CPC of playing games running a Filipino candidate splitting the vote to hurt the Liberals.

You can listen and/or read it on Charles's website.

 Charles sums it up with a bang as usual.
 If Michael Ignatieff, the has-been BBC interviewer, the has-been Harvard professor, and by next spring he could just be another has-been leader of a party that has gone from being the Natural National Governing party to a Party of Has-Beens. That's what happens to political outfits that play games instead of The Game. They get washed away like fishing boats in a Filipino Monsoon.


  1. Problem is... Iggy did no such thing. At all.

    Read the transcript.

    A WFP journalist tried to make it an issue and Iggy rebuffed her. He did not accuse the CPC of playing games. The WFP is lying and the journalist herself admitted it. Adler is lying.

    Classic "has-been" journalism by the WFP and Charles Adler.

    Even Stephen Taylor, never one to let a chance at an unfair partisan swipe go by, applauds Ignatieff for his response and admonishes the WFP:

    "Ignatieff talks a good talk about getting away from identity politics, asks for a fight on quality of the candidates and suggests that the press is trying to frame the fight inappropriately. This is a good sign. As for the Winnipeg Free Press? Terrible. Opinion of an exchange is healthy, but do make sure that it has foundation in fact."

    And as for Charles Adler and Julie Javier (who is too afraid of Canadians to even attend a public debate to talk about her positions) and Chasing Apple Pie are equally "terrible" - you also need to make sure your opinions have some "foundation in fact".

  2. Iggy just likes being in the spotlight. As leader of the opposition he is a star without having to do any real work. As prime minister he would be as much of a disaster as Obama the empty suit.

  3. As prime minister he would be as much of a disaster as Obama the empty suit.

    That is a scary thought,Anony isn't it?

  4. Yes Ted, wht WFP now says:
    ''...Ignatieff did not accuse the Tories of trying to split the vote, but he did demand a "straight-up fight" and a campaign free from political games...''

    And the next MP for Winnipeg North says:

    ''..WINNIPEG North Tory candidate Julie Javier says she's disappointed by comments Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made on the weekend about the hotly contested byelection.

    "He implied that we are just playing games," she said in an interview Tuesday. "We have been straight-up fighters here. We're not playing games."

    So Ted,
    Iffy still loses this one, he has riled the masses with his inexperienced yappy ways.

  5. Wrong again (as usual) Wilson. Distorting reality to fit your partisan bias.

    Read the transcript. I provided a link so you could see how badly the WFP, Chasing Apple Pie and Javier made stuff up here.

    The reporter asked Ignatieff if he thought the Conservatives picked Javier to siphon off race-based voting from the Liberals. And Ignatieff refused to go there.

    Even Stephen Taylor - as rabidly partisan as they come - agrees Iggy played that one very well.

    I'm not surprised you are trying to spin it your way. Everything goes in politics, eh?


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