Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Monday, March 13, 2006

The Sun Also Rises

While we're visiting the wacky world of Sun Media, thought I would add to the mix. A recent column has them once again handicapping the upcoming leadership race.

Not exactly a favourite source of mine - It was them that took the hyperbolic madness over the Liberal election slide to whole new levels by suggesting the Libs wouldn't even be official opposition - this column is nonetheless worth reading for a quick summary of possible candidates. Keep in mind this includes some who likely will not run.

Michael Ignatieff is ranked at #1. He is called perhaps the best mind the Libs have had since Louis St. Laurent. Pierre Trudeau wasn't known for his intellect at all, I guess. Talk about wanting to go against the grain so bad that reality doesn't have to have any bearing. St. Laurent was a brilliant man, nothing against him in any way, but to ignore Trudeau in the Liberal lineage is pretty laughable. So I guess all that talk about Ignatieff being the next Trudeau should really be calling him the next St. Laurent.

Still, it is good to see Ignatieff's obvious depth of intellect acknowledged by the press, rather than assailed for one reason or another. I've heard this said on all sides of the political spectrum, and that is a good thing.



Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

The St. Laurent comment is a pretty hilarious attempt to make a point. But he sells Ignatieff short - I'd say he combines the rapier wit of Sir John Abbott with the fiery oration of the rt hon Arthur Meighen

8:27 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Ha ha ha. Yeah I thought you'd appreciate that.

8:57 PM  

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