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Toronto pre-debate pundit cage match!!! You’ll pay for the whole seat, BUT YOU’LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!!!! (Actually, seats are free)


 

How can this not be fun?

(I’m told you can ignore the RSVP bit at the bottom.)


 

Toronto pre-debate pundit cage match!!! You’ll pay for the whole seat, BUT YOU’LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!!!! (Actually, seats are free)

  1. You’re going, right, kody?

  2. Is there going to be a question and answer segment? Because I just might go…

  3. It would only be worth attending if you two actually told the truth instead of following the Harper lie machine. Also, stop feeding into Harper’s agenda.

    Canadians would appreciate some fair and unbiased reporting.

  4. Is there an Ottawa date for the Wells-Coyne 2008 tour?

  5. Serious question for Mr. Wells–is attendance limited to U of T alumni/alumnae or may anyone attend?

  6. I second Wassim’s question…if you both survive the ordeal can we have an Ottawa showing to finish off the loser?

  7. This should be as exciting as watching a conversation between Rainman and Forest Gump.

  8. I would call this a Harper Love-in trying to make their idol look normal.

  9. Wassim and jg, no Ottawa date is planned, but that doesn’t mean nothing will happen someday. This event is part of mine and Andrew’s informal contribution to the new School of Public Policy and Governance at UofT.

    Archangel, my understanding is that now that UofT people have had a chance to RSVP, and I’m told as many as six or eight actually have, they’re now throwing it open to the rest of the populace.

  10. Paul Do you know if CPAC is taping it for broaadcaaast? They show lots of these types of things but never let you know in advance specifically what they are showing.

    I would love to watch this, you and Coyne are the two best political opinions writers in Canada, it should be an informative and entertaining evening.

  11. No CPAC, as far as I know. I’m told Coyne has some kind of regular Thursday-night TV gig though, and I’m opening for the Harper lie machine at Yuk Yuk’s next Tuesday.

  12. A 4:00 start time sucks. Even us Toronto elites don’t finish our ivory tower work until 4:30. See if you can get TVO to webcast it.

  13. Paul,

    I’m watching CTVS question period right now but I am not sure if I saw what I just saw.

    Jane Taber asked Senator David Smith, the chief election strategist for the Liberals, if he would predict that on October 14th, Dion would be Prime Minister.

    Senator Smith paused, and then replied, “I can say ‘when you wish upon a star'”.

    How damaging is it when your CHIEF strategist just gives up like that??

  14. This should be as exciting as watching a conversation between Rainman and Forest Gump.

    Oh, c’mon. Don’t be so cynical. You have to love the voyeuristic spectacle of “journos with egos” talking to themselves live in front of others.

    I’m hoping there’ll be a talent portion and someone will play “Lady of Spain” on the accordion.

  15. Riley is obviously missing the key element of the Liberal campaign strategy, wait in the weeds until the election is over. Then begin the campaign.

    On the other hand, if Harper has anymore surprise announcements like his limiting of oil exports, the Liberal strategy may work?

  16. Kontrol,

    No my point was why on EARTH would the chief strategist say something as horrendous as “When you wish upon a star”? It doesn’t bode when when you’re own cheerleaders can’t come up with a cheer.

  17. Will there be a swimsuit competition ?

  18. No my point was why on EARTH would the chief strategist say something as horrendous as “When you wish upon a star”? It doesn’t bode when when you’re own cheerleaders can’t come up with a cheer.

    Well, not everyone’s in high school or thinks this whole thing is one extended pep rally.

    Since I don’t watch television for news (it’s a disastrous medium with which to communicate information), it’s quite possible he meant something else. Who knows, who cares.

  19. I hope you will bring one of your perch, Mr. Wells. I can recommend a good taxidermist.

  20. Why is this not the monthly The Agenda thing that’s at the Munk Centre? I mean, John Duffy is great and all, but this would be fun.

    Also: Coyne sure has a serious resume. What is up with all those awards? Clearly we need to order some up for Wells too.

  21. Geez – Mr. Wells announces an event and the claws come out – why?

    Either your interested or your not.

    Attack in this situation is rather petty isn’t it?

    Wells and Coyne are pundits/journalists. If you want to blame anyone for anything – try the big media consortiums….they are making sure Harper wins – CRTC rules issue that will make them big profits.

    …..so much for democracy.

  22. Mr. Wells announces an event and the claws come out

    I think you’re mistaking adolescent wisecracks for attacks. Now run along, you’ve got lots of work to do. Those cookies Wells and Coyne plan to serve the crowd won’t bake themselves you know.

  23. @Riley:

    I don’t know what you’re smoking but I just watched the same David Smith interview on Question Period, and he actually was extremely supportive of Dion in a very positive interview, stating the Liberals are going full out to win it. The “wish upon a star” quote was basically him telling Taber it was foolish to predict election outcomes at this juncture.

    But nice attempt at mischaracterizing what was said, by taking it out of context. Don’t quit your day job.

  24. D –

    Smith was there to sell. You don’t sell with “maybe, could be, you never know”. Not in jest, not in earnest. It should not have been said.

  25. Please come to Montreal and do a similar talk! Please!!!!

    You know we’re more interesting over here anyways. I bet Andrew could even get some protesters for his vile conservatism, it’d be great!

  26. webcast ftw!

    (w = workers)

    or invite Warren Kinsella to youtube it.

  27. I love the combination of people saying “oh, great, two more self-inflated pundits coming to tell each other how smart they are while feeding the Great Conservative Satan’s Lie Machine (note to Liberal strategists reading – great website idea, right there)” and people saying “who do I have to kill to get you in my city?”

    For the record, if this event were being held in Victoria or Vancouver, I’d attend so fast I’d leave little Back to the Future-style trails of fire in my wake.

  28. I’m with Lord Bob: if your tour came anywhere in Alberta, I’d be there with bells on.

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