Mme Krieber regrets -

Mme Krieber regrets


The wife of Stéphane Dion posts, and then removes, a Facebook update that won’t get her the best seat at the next Liberal Christmas party:

The Liberal party is in a free fall, and it won’t recover. Like all the liberal parties in Europe, it will become a poor little thing at the mercy of ephemeral coalitions. For having refused the historic coalition that could have placed it at the head of the left, it will be punished by history. Well, I was convinced the moment Paul Martin treated Jean Chrétien so cavalierly. That moment signalled the death of our party. If the elites of Toronto had been more alert, humble and realistic, Stephane was ready to take all the time and the hits to rebuild that party. But they couldn’t accept 26 per cent, now we’re at 23 per cent.

The time has arrived to make a choice. I don’t want the Conservatives to continue changing my country. They are in the process, slowly, just like any dictatorship, of changing the world. Torture doesn’t exist, corruption is a point of view. Do we really have the right leader to discuss these issues? Can someone really write all these insanities and make us believe he’s simply changed his mind? To justify violence, he must have really given it serious thought. Otherwise, that’s very dangerous. What guarantee would there be that he wouldn’t change his mind again? …

That sound from the Dion household is a voice counselling alertness, humility and realism. And they said irony was dead.