POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY TOM FLANAGAN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
"I think the media hate Ignatieff because he is a successful author."
That kind of comment indeed confirms Churchill's sarcastic view on the average voter in a democracy.
Oh, please, it has nothing to do with books.
Ignatieff has simply proven a dreary public persona. Anyone with ears and eyes understands that.
He has no charm and sparkle like Chretien.
He has no piercing intelligence and commanding presence like Trudeau.
He has no sense of being a man of the people, a la Pearson.
He is almost totally unsuited to the job he has taken on, and it has nothing to do with this or that member of his staff.
The sooner he steps down - from a job he did not even get democratically - the better off our country will be.
We need an admirable, sparkling leader to stop that creature Harper, that walking assemblage of pieces of corpses, who is wrecking much of what most Canadians hold dear.
Ignatieff's little political career by appointment is nothing more a continuation of the disastrous split in the Liberal Party when Martin pushed out Chretien.
If Harper gets a majority, we are all going to be very sorry.
The ghastly crew of creatures who are Harper's loyal legion - ever see Tom Flanagan's picture? Unsmiling tight thin lips, he could have a career doing roles like Silas Marner or a remake of the Night of the Living Dead - are just getting going in anticipation of Harper's being able to sweep away everything they hate.