Great article on Michael Ignatieff.
I'll cut to the chase, the summary at the end is the best.
Indeed another poor choice for Canadians. As if Harper wasn't cold, ruthless and evil enough.
Here is one Toronto newspaper columnist’s description of Ignatieff’s efforts about three years ago: “And snookering one potential opponent, name of Shwec, on the grounds that he wasn’t a party member, although he’d paid his dues, and another, name of Chyczij, who also happens to be the association president, on the grounds that he hadn’t resigned the presidency when he filed. Not to mention locking the office door ahead of the deadline so they couldn’t file in time.”
It sounds a great deal like politics in Richard J. Daley’s Chicago or President Mubarak’s Egypt.
He told his constituents he would live in the riding, a suburb of modest homes, but instead lives far away in an upper-class condo district, claiming to be “a subway ride away,” less than true and certainly not the same thing as living among those he represents.
Arrogance comes with the territory of national leadership, but there is a limit as to what is palatable, and Ignatieff exceeds that limit. He spent most of his adult life in other countries, serving interests often inimical to those of Canada. He has three years of political experience, no organizational experience, no policy experience in foreign or domestic affairs. But he has a name, and some of our political insiders have tripped over themselves to thrust him forward.
But he is aggressive, arrogant, and has demonstrated Machiavellian skills. I see him as a divisive and anti-democratic figure, much as Stephen Harper.What a poor choice is left to the people of Canada for the next election. I’ll be throwing my vote to the Greens.
Now Canadians get the evil twin!