Saturday, September 23, 2006

Volpe Taps The Afterlife

Kudos to Joe Volpe for doing his part to expand the Liberal base beyond the living. This tactic could open up an entire new pool of potential supporters. Just go away Joe:
Dozens of people in Montreal, including the dead, have been improperly signed up as federal Liberal party members...

Sebastiano Sperduti, who has been dead for 17 years and was unlikely to have been a Liberal party member. He had a stroke the day after he arrived in Canada in 1979 and died in 1989, at 67.

I think it is clearly time for prominent Liberals to publicly demand Volpe withdraw. For a party desperate to present a new image, Volpe guarantees a steady diet of unseemly coverage that detracts from the goal. The fact that Volpe has used his impressive membership drives as evidence of support, and a counter to any suggestions of dropping out, now has NO weight. Do us all a favor Joe and dropout. The Liberal Party should revoke his membership and turf him from the party for these ridiculous manipulations of the system.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that Wilfrid Laurier is quietly backing the Volpe bid.

Anonymous said...

name one campaign that has not paid for memberships..ok hedy fry..name one real campaign.

IslandLiberal said...

Laurier also backed King; hmm, maybe Volpe deserves a closer look.

RedMapleLeaf said...

Wait until the dust settles on this one. The article states there were 75 investigated but 9 attributable to Volpe.

WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE? WHAT ABOUT THE 66 OTHERS?

This campaign has been a shameless display of the worst type of innuendo flinging that I can remember.

Steve V said...

"Wait until the dust settles on this one."

The dust settled on Volpe long ago. If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck....