Anyways, the latest foray into the gutter, apparently Stephane Dion wants to rule for 40 years, this is a bad thing
During a recent drop-in visit to a town hall meeting at Espanola, Ontario, Stéphane Dion let it slip that, were he ever fortunate enough to grasp the reigns of power, he would be very reluctant to let them go.
“…I want to go into the next election, not to rule for four years, but for the next 40 years,” Dion told his audience (Mid-North Monitor, April 6).
We can only assume Mr. Dion’s musings were just another one of his trademark slips of the tongue. After all, considering all of the effort he is going through to prop up the current Minority Parliament and avoid facing even one election, it is doubtful he is particularly keen on winning the next ten.
The Conservatives tendency to misquote is becoming legendary, but I was able to find this relevant Dion soundbite:
“Canada needs someone who can address the concerns of families and workers. We have the best policies for, not the now, not for the next generation, but for the next 40 years. Canada can be a good citizen of the world.”...
That said, I want to go into the next election, not to rule for four years, but for the next 40 years. I want to create new jobs for Canadians, to make sure everyday Canadians have the best of life.
Slip of the tongue, or childish manipulation of the obvious? What Dion is really saying, he wants to implement policies that speak to a vision for the future, a desire beyond the immediate mandate, beyond near term self interest. Are Conservative supporters really so dense that they can't see what Dion really meant, or are they reduced to a literal interpretation of wording, to try and make just plain stupid conclusions? Does your audience have a 8pm bedtime, are you targetting the thick as bricks vote?
Yes, clearly Dion wants to rule for 40 years, and clearly putting that on the front page of your website is very relevant. All the party websites can be distasteful at times, but when it comes to pure crap, the Conservatives have no peer. On the positive side, if this is the best they can come up, what does it say about the supposed brainiacs at head office? What superstar concludes that is an effective line of attack, that will win over marginal supporters? You read this junk, is it any wonder that the Conservatives are stuck in the polls, people think they're "mean-spirited"?