Saturday, November 29, 2008

Rae the One With Sober Judgement

Afterall, Bob's the only one in the House that really knows how to make a coalition government work.


Joan Bryden's article hit's the nail on the head with regards to a coalition Liberal government. Apparently some other leadership camps are miffed.

Ignatieff addressed the issue himself Friday:

"There are some rumours swirling around about coalition talk and other kinds of talk. I just want to make it clear to everybody that I am privy to none of it and I'm party to none of it," he told CTV.

Rae, meanwhile, called for a common front among the leadership contenders and Dion to ensure that the leadership question doesn't present an obstacle to whatever decisions the party makes in the next few days about the fate of the Harper government.

"We have to be very clear that the Liberal party is going to find a timely and democratic way to resolve whatever issues need to be resolved about the leadership," he said in an interview.

Rae said was hoping to talk to Ignatieff, LeBlanc and Dion about ways they can "make sure that the issue of the leadership is not going to be something that gets in the way of any other discussions that need to happen with respect to providing real stability for Canadians and real leadership for Canadians."

However, insiders with other camps were miffed that Dion is conducting negotiations with the Bloc and NDP about a coalition government without consulting any of the leadership candidates.

8 comments:

RuralSandi said...

As I understand it - Chretien and Broadbent are handling this.

Sinestra said...

Sandi, your candidate is opposed to any coalition. Why might that be?

Gayle said...

Rae is correct about this. They must be careful. If this article tells us anything it is that the media are looking for any cracks in the LPC.

If there is a coalition (and I am not sure there will be), Dion should lead until the leadership convention. That is the only way to do this.

Scott Tribe said...

That, or if the Liberal caucus really dont think they want Dion..then pick an interim leader (like Ralph Goodale or John MCcallum).

I've seen enough of the bickering between the Rae and Iggy camps to already decide its a bad idea for any of the leadership candidates to be leading this coalition if it comes to pass.

RuralSandi said...

Problem is - they should all keep their yaps shut....the Lib MP's are all over the place commenting -stupid or what.

Let Harper know exactly what's going on, the views, etc. - stupid.

Eugene Forsey Liberal said...

I take it you've seen this already:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081128.WBWdouglasbell090920081128171019/WBStory/WBWdouglasbell0909/

RuralSandi said...

"not privy to any of it and not party to any of it"....duh, it's obvious that he's been deliberatately left out.

And, he's not giving the media any info - which is the way it should be.

Sinestra said...

Duh. Grow up, Sandi.

My sources aren't media-based.