Sunday, June 21, 2009

The reviews are in

L. Ian MacDonald:
One good turn deserves another. Last December, Michael Ignatieff had Stephen Harper to thank for provoking the failed parliamentary coup that resulted in Stéphane Dion's ouster and Iggy's installation as Liberal leader.

Last week, it was Iggy's turn to return the favour when he huffed and puffed and threatened to blow the House in. In his bluster and empty threats to force an election, Ignatieff made a complete fool of himself, stopped a Liberal resurgence in its tracks, and put Harper back in the game.

In threatening to force an election he didn't want, Iggy relied on Harper to take him off the hook. Even as he threatened an election in one breath, he implored Harper for a meeting in the next, saying his office was only one floor up. It was about as dignified as a blind date.
Liberal spin doctors were out working a line that the blue-ribbon accord was a great triumph of Iggy's tactical genius and negotiating skills.

Rubbish. Last week was a complete disaster for Ignatieff, and the Liberals know it.

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