"I'm with Rae. All the way."
Referring of course to Bob Rae's recent comments on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Liberal-NDP Accord in Ontario while he was Premier and a possible future coalition between the Liberal Party of Canada and the NDP.
But is that what Warren really thinks? Is he really with Rae all the way?
From his (now deleted) blog an entry dated October 16, 2006: (highlighting mine)
"Okay, I think I’ve got it all figured out. Call it my pre-Halloween Political Analysis©. After attending the Liberal leadership thing in Toronto – and after reading the learned assessments of the punditocracy, wherein you will find as many opinions as there were journos in attendance – I have figured out that the Liberal Party of Canada is the Party of Fear. Its ultimate leadership selection will be determined by fear.
They are afraid:
- That Michael Ignatieff is too right wing, like Turner or Martin, or too academic, like Kim Campbell;
- That Gerard Kennedy is too bland, like Al Gore, or too incapable of French, like Preston Manning or John Crosbie;
- That Stephane Dion is too French, like Gerard Kennedy is too English;
- That Bob Rae is too much like an NDP Premier who lengthened and deepened a recession, laid off thousands of nurses, oversaw countless businesses shutting down, caused massive economic and social dislocation, seemed indifferent to one of the most scandal-plagued administrations in Ontario history, and only tore up his NDP membership card when it had taken his ambition as far as it could reasonably go. You know, that Bob Rae is, um, still Bob Rae.
Rob Anders, however, remains scary. Also, Liza Minelli. She scares me quite a bit. "
Doesn't sound like he is to me.
Update: Sort of related: Liberals can't remove Iffy even if they wanted to.