Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The "Not In Ottawa" Chronicles

Ignatieff continues his latest summer tour. What's interesting about the following video, you can distinctly see a news outlet microphone(weird), which implies at least one member of the media "gets out much". On the other hand, it's probably local media, but one can dream that the "news" infiltrates the bunker:


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has Ignatieff said anything about Suaad Hagi Mohamud? its the biggest and most obvious embarrassment strongly picked up on by the public, even the con trolls are hanging their heads, and I can't find anything from Ignatieff on this issue, which is frankly the Poster Issue of Harpers dangerous indifference to the diversity of Canada. Where is Ignatieff? I mean, yes, I can see he's standing on a wharf talking to a fisherman, but come on. Saying nothing to me means he agrees with what Harper and Cannon have done.

Steve V said...

Dan McTeague has been highly critical, so it's not like we've been silent on the issue. I'm sure that doesn't count though ;)

Joseph said...

Well, I have to agree with Anonymous that in this instance it doesn't count. I certainly haven't seen any press reports of anything McTeague has said, and I've been actively seeking news on this issue, which I find deplorable.

If Ignatieff breathed a word on the subject, it would get picked up by the MSM. But without it, none of the surprisingly few articles even mentions a position of the opposition parties. So, in absence of his comments, it does appear their is some tacit approval of how they are handling it and it remains a back-burner story.

Even if Bob Rae mentioned it in some fashion, it would get more attention (if their is some concern about holding Ignatieff back until they are ready to lay out some plan on bringing him back to the forefront later in the month . . . or something like that).

Joseph said...

there, not their ;)

Steve V said...

Joseph


Ask, and you shall receive:

http://www.liberal.ca/en/newsroom/media-releases/16155_harper-must-stop-abandoning-canadians-abroad

Steve V said...

Just to add, McTeague was questioning delays as early as July 17th.