Sunday, February 4, 2007

Dion is "unfit to lead"

Last Friday Stephane Dion spent an hour meeting with the editorial board of the Ottawa Citizen. In his column today (registration required) under the headline "Why Stephane Dion is unfit to lead this country" Randall Denley said the experience was "frightening". Some more quotes:

I've just met Liberal leader Stephane Dion for the first time and I have to say, it was a frightening experience. The thought that this fellow could become the prime minister of Canada ought to alarm us.

Dion is a verbose, mild-mannered academic with a shaky grasp of English who seems unfit to chair a university department, much less lead a country.

Unfortunately, he's a one-issue candidate with no coherent position on that one issue.

Dion isn't one of those down to earth guys like Ralph Klein. He's more like the wooly-headed professor next door. Dion simply cannot give a clear, succinct answer to a question. It's a necessary skill for any politician at his level.

Dion would have us believe he's qualified to be prime minister. If he thinks that, he's kidding himself. Let's not let him kid us, too.

You have to listen to the whole interview to get the full flavour. But, believe me, it's a stupour-inducing chore.


Anonymous said...

Any idea why? I can imagine it being scary to try and listen to this guy for an hour!
(real conservative)

JR said...

More details and links in the finished post now. You're right about listening to Dion for an hour. It wasn't easy.

Anonymous said...

Yeah , I feel soooo bad that the Libs are in the shape they are in. Having a leader that isn't a leader , that can't speak English . It is just soo hard to see them soooo broke, it's truly heart breaking. I sure hope that those pretty green ribbons make them feel better about themselves because we would not want to see them suffer from a inferiority complex and lower their self esteem.

This could effect their self confidents and subject them to aquire a government funded support group to help soften the hardships of reality.Although Stephan would be wonderful to help assist a Romper room class excite themselves by waving his hands around. This may prove to be an essential stepping stone to help and regain any loss of self esteem.