Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Liberals gag Dion's wife.

From the Canadian Press: Liberal Leader Stephane Dion's accomplished and outspoken wife appears to have been muzzled by the party's national campaign team.

"We got the stop light from Ottawa," said Krieber's assistant, Donna Lee Fowler, who had been organizing Krieber's schedule and setting up interviews.

"Madame was gung ho. ... Feel free to ask headquarters why they've decided to cancel all this."

However, a Liberal insider speaking on condition of anonymity said the campaign team does not want Krieber talking to the media and grabbing a share of the spotlight.

Moreover, there are fears among some senior Liberals that Krieber can't be relied upon stick to the campaign script.

Taking the spotlight away from Stephane Dion? I thought that WAS the Liberal strategy because Dion is not looking to good right now.

From the Globe and Mail:

"If Mr. Dion were any weaker, he'd need a blood transfusion."


Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow. And they complain about Harper muzzling MPs. Then they go and muzzle Dion's wife!

jckirlan said...

I thought Dion was all about more women in cacaus and in positions of influence. Guess not. More Lib hypocrisy.
What is it with Ms Krieber last name. Not that I care but it was a point of contention for Ms Tesky.
Qu'elle surprise.

jad said...

In Quebec, a woman does not have the option of taking her husband's name, unlike Laureen Tesky and Maureen McTear, for instance.

Soccermom said...

She's been looking quite embarrassed standing next to Dion up at the podium anyway. I think they're afraid she might take over the mic and do the talking. She wears the pants in that family anyway.

maryT said...

When asked about this today Dion denied she was muzzled.

Ardvark said...

Joanne,I think Dion is being muzzled as well by the boys in the Liberal war room who are trying to salvage something out of his dismal campaign.

BTW if Harper is such an iron fisted control freak how did all of those conservative 'gaffes' ever happen?

Mary, Dion also said he would not bring in a carbon tax or run negative ads so what else would you expect him to say.