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Monday, April 28, 2008

Bob Rae, the gift that keeps on giving

Rob Anders caused a bit of a stir with his comments on the Communist Olympiad.  Now, I happen to agree with Rob, but even those who don't probably felt more sympathetic to him when the Grits brought out their foil for him - Bob Rae (details on reaction here, scroll down to the Canada File).

Never mind that when the Grits spout their "engagement" nonsense, they remind NDP and Bloc voters of an issue on which they are closer to Harper than Dion et al.  The mere fact that Ontarians get to be reminded over and over again that Bob Rae - that Bob Rae - is now on the Grits' team is worth more to the Tories than all the "in-and-out" money one could count.

In fact, if I were Harper, I'd zero out the Ontario campaign budget and just talk about foreign policy for the entire 36-day period, to give maximum exposure to Rae.

You know, whenever Rae's boss ever gets around to forcing an election . . .

Posted by D.J. McGuire on April 28, 2008 in Canadian Politics, Canadian Provincial Politics, International Affairs | Permalink


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I think you`re underestimating the Ontario voters naivete and vanity. Rae can talk ; that`s a big plus for the Liberals this time around. It`s obvious to even the most raging weenie Liberal supporter that Emperor Dion has no clothes but Bob Rae , why this guy can put a sentence together and even look un- nerdy sometimes. That means everything. Policy ; who cares.

Posted by: daveh | 2008-04-28 10:23:29 AM

Yeah, sure, Bobby Rae is a real sweetheart.
Wonder how his strategy to beat out Iggy in the next bid for the Liberano crown?

Posted by: Liz J | 2008-04-29 4:06:11 PM

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