Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Who's the naked opportunist?
Let me see if I have this straight.
This guy in the picture above, who is Michael Ignatieff, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and possibly a near future Prime Minister of Canada, thinks that this woman in the picture below (photographed in the middle of an apology), who is Lisa Raitt, the current Minister of Natural Resources in the Conservative government, and possibly a more distant Prime Minister of Canada, should apologize for remarks she made in private to her ministerial aide that were published in a Halifax newspaper, beause these remarks indicated that she viewed a major public problem in her portfolio which she could resolve as also an opportunity to shine in public and advance her career.
Michael Ignatieff is an egghead who left Canada 34 years ago and never looked back or even expressed a whimisical thought about his native land, until the Liberal Party bigwigs knocked on his door and told him he had a good shot to become Prime Minister of Canada. If Lisa Raitt owes an apology to Canadians because politicians cross some invisible moral boundary when they reflect on their own career opportunites, then I think Michael Ignatieff owes Canadians his immediate resignation.