Monday, June 18, 2012
Under Conditions X,Y, or Z, Teenage Jesus Would Save
Frank Graves is going senile, or desperately poll whoring to get his name in the papers--from anointing Justin, to suggesting that BOC Presdient Mark Carney would woo 'em as an LPoC leadership candidate because of his "magic reviews" with the public, which presumably means that the four people who could pick him out of a police line-up really, really like him. Rob Silver, in addition to being (in my wife's words) "devilishly handsome" is clearly correct here. Committing to an LPoC leadership candidate right now would be ridiculous. Not that I have anything against Justin Trudeau. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he's put himself on the right side of a number of fights over the years (including his somewhat tentative embrace of NDP/LPoC merger talks). And he is definitely the MP I would want covering my back during a bar fight. He's also stuck his foot in his mouth way more than once. His burden, should he choose to run, will be to prove to folks that he has judgement and discretion. That the foot will go in the mouth less often. That he can, as Paul Newman put it, be himself...but on purpose. If he does run...and remember he is still saying he won't...and he CAN do that, he may indeed be THE ONE. But maybe not right away--which is why the party needs someone to who is willing commit a full decade of their lives to the project. I suspect that, in 2015, if the Canadian people are tired of the Tories, and they might well be, they will more likely turn to the Mulcair NDP (what the hell, they'll say...if Conservatives can learn to eat with a fork than why NOT try out the long-haired commies?) than back to the LPoC.