TDH, in a post so confused it only shows that you shouldn't plump for a leadership candidate before they've been properly tested because you will be only wind up twisted into logical and emotional knots trying to justify why you sided with them in the first place, writes:
August 2, 2006 - With all of the premature calls for a ceasefire that have circulated in this country over the past couple of weeks (with the exception of Michael Ignatieff, who clearly has a lot more depth and consideration behind the viewpoint he released today), Warren Kinsella has without a doubt the most sensible perspective I have heard thus far. WK nails it again.
WK has been so busy lately demanding that the Liberals denounce this or that Progressive Blogger, that I would suggest we leave him out of it. Lets instead talk about Iggy and his "depth".
First, Iggy ducks out of the debate for nearly a month and, when the polls show opinion swinging sharply against the Tories, he comes out and says that this week he is for a ceasefire, but last week, when the polls were turned a little bit in the other direction, he was against a ceasefire.
His explanation for this bizarre behavior is as follows:
"I've been following it minutely from the beginning and watching it unfold and figuring out when was the time when a statement would be important and relevant," said the MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
Hey, here's a clue, Philosophy Boy: any statements by a man who wants to lead the Canadian nation would have been "important and relevant" from the get-go. And if in your first statement you had supported the Harper position on the assumption that Israel should be able to get a certain number of licks in, and now you wanted to issue a second statement saying that Israel had gotten its licks in and striking further would be counter-productive, then that would have been a substantive and defensible position.
But what your actual statement really amounts to is an attempt to surf public opinion from when it was somewhat pro-Israeli to now when it is somewhat anti so that it looks like you were on top of the wave the whole time. Crap stuff, dude. Think about it.
And I think TDH is stuck with the terrible task of knitting your sows' ear into a silk purse. Should've stayed neutral, TDH. You too, Cherniak, although Dion is not nearly the same kind of embarrassment to the party as Iggy.
As for me, I'm still weighing the idea of showing up at the convention in my adult diaper waving a sign that says "I Love Iggy: Torture them all, Down to the Last Lizard!"