Happy birthday to you, Paul Martin (Jr.)

August 28, 2008

The Right Honourable Paul Martin (Jr.) was born on this day in 1938 (he’s turning 70!) in Windsor, Ontario.

The kindest thing we can do today for M. Martin is to remember him as the very impressive Finance Minister from the ‘90s instead of the guy who fumbled the 2004 and 2006 elections for the Liberals. Perhaps he was the victim of expectations so high nobody could meet them.

Paul Martin left behind a strange group of political strategists who could not seem to be able to stop blabbing to the media. Apparently, some of them are still around.

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The Liberals’ leaky blabbers strike again

August 7, 2008

This from this morning’s Globe:

“At the last strategy meeting a couple of months ago, one insider said Mr. Dion spent more than an hour trying to explain his environmental plan, which was so complicated even his top aides had trouble understanding it. Some Liberals feel that if it’s too difficult to sell in 30 seconds at the door, voters will tune out.”

What is it with Liberal “strategists”, can’t they keep their mouth shut? Have they all been infected with the “ahah, I know something you don’t” virus? No blabber control.

UPDATE: Okay, I’ve got 22 hits on this post in the last 7 hours, which is way more than my little PR blog usually gets (except for this post of course). Who’s telling their friends to come and see, angry Liberals or giggling Tories? Don’t be shy to post comments, I approve anything that isn’t offensive (and some that is slightly offensive) and I don’t check your IP addresses.