Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The more things change....
I don't agree with many of this guy's political views (he's a liberal), nor with much of his strategic assessments (he thinks Dion is poised to be our next prime minister) , but I do wish more Liberals would emulate his approach to politics itself. Humility from Liberals. We can dream, can't we?
However, the fact of the matter is that the current Liberal Party of Canada is far from demonstrating the ideals to which TDH aspires, nor has Stéphane Dion demonstrated any willingness to reach such ideals himself.
The current Liberal Party of Canada still thinks it should be in government, has spent the last year mad as heck that it still isn't in government, and is willing to do and say anything to make sure that it gets back into government whether they deserve it or not.
That's why the Tory ads on Dion are so truthful. Stéphane Dion is not a new kind of leader. Oh sure, Liberals want you to think that he's a new kind of leader, which is why they were so hysterical at even the thought of the ads in the first place.
I'm afraid that the Liberal Party of Canada that TDH wants is a long way from happening, if ever. Humility is something that simply doesn't come easily to a political party that is outraged at the thought of others running the show. It's sad, but I think it's true.