Saturday, March 26, 2011

Iggy Rules Out Coalition

He's taken my advice:

"Whoever leads the party that wins the most seats on election day should be called on to form the government," Ignatieff said in a statement.

"If that is the Liberal party, then I will be required to rapidly seek the confidence of the newly elected Parliament.

"If our government cannot win the support of the House, then Mr. Harper will be called on to form a government and face the same challenge. That is our Constitution. It is the law of the land."

Although I'd like to think I put it a bit more elegantly. And I don't mind helping Iggy out, but if he wins the cost is going to be two (2) Senate seats. One for me, and one for my wife. And I want them close to the aisle, for bathroom breaks, and a pass to the Senate cafeteria. I don't need a big office, as I'll sleep when the upper chamber is in session, like everyone else.

Anyway, he can email me for a full list of my demands.

And, by the way...was that so hard? Two years to prepare for this day and this question--Coalition or no, Iggy?--and it gets fluffed.


Dr.Dawg said...

What's with this Liberal death-wish? That will virtually guarantee Harper a majority by default. Is that what the Red Wing of the Librocon Party really wants? No spoils and usufructs for another four years?

You folks amaze me sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Since the PM appoints Senators, I'll call my man Steve-O in Ottawa and ask him add your name to his pay-off list.

Hold your breath . . . good things happen even to skanky Toronto Liberals.

Prairie Kid said...

Mr. Flip Flop

September 12, 2009

Michael Ignatieff is saying no to a coalition. In recent comments made at a press conference the liberal leader ruled out the idea of a power-sharing agreement.

June 6, 2010

OTTAWA - Michael Ignatieff says coalition governments are "perfectly legitimate" and he'd be prepared to lead one if that's the hand Canadian voters deal him in the next election.

March 26, 2011

OTTAWA - Michael Ignatieff is ruling out a coalition with the New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois.

And what's next you ask???????

Gayle said...

Yeah PK. That's it. The CPC are going to campaign on Ignatieff changing his mind on a coalition.

Good luck with that.

ha ha ha ha ha

Prairie Kid said...

No Gayle . . . The Conservatives are going to campaign on Iggy not being trustworthy. He's says one thing and does another.

Gene Rayburn said...

Oh prairie kid the blinders are on a bit tight

Gayle said...

Sure PK.

Hey, remember when during the 2005 campaign Harper promised not to appoint senators unless they were elected? Remember what he did almost the moment he was sworn in?

Hey, remember when during the 2008 campaign Harper promsed that a) we would not be hit by the recession, adn b) he would not put us in a deficit? Remember what he said a few days after that election?

Good times, good times...

Harper's got nothing to teach anyone on trust and ethics.

bigcitylib said...


The flip-flop thing isn't going to work from anyone this time around. They are all fairly massively guilty.

Gayle said...


Or as the conservatives I know like to say when confronted with Harper's own lies and flip flops"

"They all do it".

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Steve Bloom said...

Oddly the substance of what the government needs to be dealing with seems to be lost in all of this fun. Myself, I think it would be the height of irresponsibility to let the Cons continue to run rough-shod on climate policy, which after all regards a global existential threat that only gets worse with continued delay. OTOH I suppose Iggy can figure that anyone who thinks like that is going to vote Green anyway.