Monday, January 19, 2009

The Starting Lineup

When you're on a team, you always want to know who the starting lineup is. For the Liberal Team, here is the starting lineup.

21 comments:

Woman at Mile 0 said...

Very disappointed.

rww said...

I don't believe it. Where is Bob ?

Woman at Mile 0 said...

Rae had an awful lot of support out here in BC. He came in 1st actually in our liberal leadership poll when you count people who who have voted for him as second choice. To give him nothing when he caved and he is so talented and obviously a person we desperately need to rebuild the party.... is shocking. People are not going to like it. I don't like it.

rww said...

I suspect Bob did not get the post he should have had, finance, because Michael was afraid he would bring down the government.

All is good for New Democrats like me with the Libs choice for leader.

knb said...

Um, this is the same shadow cabinet that was named by Dion. It just looks as if Ignatieff's photo and title has replaced Dion's.

Has there been a formal announcement?

Woman at Mile 0 said...

Well thank goodness knb. I am really hoping for a mistake. I was feeling a bit shell shocked.

James Curran said...

Bob was Foreign Affairs under Dion, but stepped aside for a supposed leadership bid.

James Curran said...

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/564254

knb said...

I don't know if I'm right in my assumption. All I know is that the shadow cabinet you linked to is identical to the one named by Dion.

I hope I'm right because I want to see Rae play a prominent role and LeBlanc too.

Seeing Rae on Politics this evening, he certainly sounded as if he was in the loop and it would be odd to put him up as a spokesperson if he's being ignored, don't you think?

James Curran said...

Absolutely. There would be a riot if Bob's not in.

The Star article is scary. But, the caucus meetings finished today and it will be interesting to see what thoughts prevail after that.

Oemissions said...

Yes, very disappointing.
Dryden for the Environment? Well, the ice the is melting, right.?
Findlay and Trudeau seem like appropriate players.

penlan said...

And where is McCallum? Dryden for Environment? And, like others, where is Rae? I was leaning towards him for leader - now there isn't even a race. :(

James Curran said...

Actually, I think McGuinty would be appropriate for environment...then there's always a guy named Dion.

penlan said...

Sheesh, can't believe I forgot about Dion. *hanging head in shame*

You're right too, McGuinty. But I think he will do fine in any portfolio. Dion most likely too.

James Curran said...

Yes. David practiced environmental law.

James Curran said...

Oh. And Kirsty Duncan is a big environmentalist.

Steve V said...

For the record, Rae was singing Ignatieff's praises yesterday. On the question of who Ignatieff has appointed, in terms of renewal and the team, Rae said he was impressed with Ignatieff, he has picked "the best and the brightest, from across the board". I believe Rae said he was "proud", so all this creation of some rift, or people sidelined, or whatever, is just fiction. I've seen Rae long enough to know when he's blowing smoke and when he's genuine, this interview not a hint of latent angst, quite pleased actually.

That said, I hope he get's DL.

Cherniak_WTF said...

For the record, Rae was singing Ignatieff's praises yesterday.
So what? Rae is a team player onlike Iggy the Bloody...

Cherniak_WTF said...

unlike --- Note to self: proofread...

Steve V said...

"Iggy the Bloody"

My goodness, who's the real enemy here? I criticize too, but big picture time. Carry on, that's all you do...

penlan said...

Like Steve V just said. Have we forgotten who the real enemy is. Name is Harper the Hood.