A summer of discontent


 

Glen Pearson’s spent the break wrestling at some length with his existence, such as this.

In May, I walked through the restaurant at the Marriott Hotel and was summoned to a table of Conservatives who were celebrated the anniversary of their election.  ”Come on, have a drink with us,” they entreated.  I was glad to do it and they were great to be with. At one point in the evening, one of them expressed frustration at how difficult it was for the average MP to speak their mind in the House. One of the women present lamented that the same had to be said about parliamentary committees. All chipped in with the understanding that we couldn’t mention of this to the media lest they take it out of context and our respective party establishments take offense.


 

A summer of discontent

  1. Wow, those Tories must be real old-timers. The last Canadian federal election to be held in May was way back in 1979. Whodathunk there was anyone left over from the Joe Clark gov't (Bob Rae notwithstanding).

    • Maybe they were celebrating (a few weeks early) the 2004 election which Harper lost?

  2. Glen Pearson fans might also be interested to know that he has begun work on helping the families and children associated with the failed adoption agency working with the evil Minister Jason ta boot.
    http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/07/20
    Actually I do not like the concept of foreign adoptions, but one has to admit, time and time again this guy Pearson bypasses partisan opportunities to follow his internal moral compass.

  3. Glen Pearson fans might also be interested to know that he has begun work on helping the families and children associated with the failed adoption agency working with the evil Minister Jason ta boot.
    http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/07/20
    Actually I do not like the concept of foreign adoptions, but one has to admit, time and time again this guy Pearson bypasses partisan opportunities to follow his internal moral compass.

  4. A good post by Pearson but it goes weak at the end with the whole "blame the media" thing. That's taking the easy way out and it ticks me off when politicians of any stripe do it.

  5. Are you saying the media has no responsibility. What do you think would happen if Ignatieff advocated raising the GST in order to help get the deficit back under control? People would freak out.

    And what would the media report on? The merits of the actual policy? BORING! Or the effects on the horse race? I think we all know the answer to that question.