Sunday, October 15, 2006

Does Mr Ignatieff know anything outside Harvard?

A reporter just asked this of Stephane Dion in the post-debate somewhat organized scrum. Dion did the right thing, shrugging his shoulders and refusing to respond as he walked away.
I do not know who the reporter is. Has the reporter looked at Ignatieff's CV? What is the reporter's CV? It would not take much to learn that he has seen much more of the world than Harvard Yard, and more than almost anyone I know. Does the reporter know anything beyond his petty little perhaps post-Ryerson-degree journalism life?
I am not entirely convinced by Ignatieff, but find him a useful challenge to the Liberal party, and really doubt that reporter is remotely in the same class.


At 10:04 PM, Blogger rondi said...

Too many Canadians, journalists or otherwise, resent Canadians who have success outside our silly, little country.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Martin said...

I am not a fan of Ignatieff. But Im warming up to him. His "clumsiness" (this seems to be what the reporters think it is but perhaps candour may be a better word) is refreshing.

My major reason for mistrusting him are his comments on the Iraq war and the Israeli war crimes in Lebanon (although more recently he seems to have recognized the latter). But support for the Iraq war makes him potentially very dangerous indeed. Im not sure how anyone could have been fooled by the build-up but apparently some did not see this failure in Iraq and Afghanistan coming. I know now many have to find excuses for their folly, or dig in deeper. I dont yet kow where Ignatieff is in this process.

The question is: how important is it to get Harper out?


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