Friday, December 12, 2008

Scott Brison: Then and Now.

Scott Brison then:

"These gaffes are damaging to a leadership campaign but they will be terminal to a national general election campaign," Brison said in an interview.

However, Brison said that in nine years in politics he hasn't made as many "retractions and clarifications" as Ignatieff has made in just nine months.

Brison compared Ignatieff to Stockwell Day, who jumped from provincial politics to become leader of the now-defunct Canadian Alliance without any experience at the federal level.

Brison said Ignatieff is "smarter than Stockwell," now Harper's minister of public safety. But he added Ignatieff faces an even steeper learning curve, having spent almost 30 years out of the country as an academic and journalist.

Brison took Ignatieff to task for other recent so-called gaffes, including telling the Star that Canadians "live and operate in a heartless world and you need leadership that understands that."

"When you see the world as being heartless, that helps someone justify ruthless acts," such as Qana, Brison said.

He also chided Ignatieff for saying that Canada's peacekeeping tradition "died" with the genocide in Rwanda.

Brison said that remark could only come from someone who's spent 30 years outside the country and fails to appreciate how important peacekeeping is to Canadians and to Liberals in particular, who view party icon Lester Pearson as the father of peacekeeping.

He also scoffed at Ignatieff's recent admission that he's not sure he's "up to the price you have to pay" to succeed in politics.

"If you go in to have heart surgery and the surgeon says, `I think I'm ready to do this but I've never done it before,' you're probably going to look for a surgeon who's done it before," Brison said.

Scott Brison now: "Michael Ignatieff possesses an intellectual curiosity and thirst for ideas that will raise the level of debate both inside and outside the Liberal party."

Mr. Ignatieff's experiences as someone who knows the world make him uniquely qualified to strengthen Canada's role in the international community.

You can read the rest yourself here, or you can listen to a secret recording of the latest Liberal caucus meeting below.



Anonymous said...

So was Brison lying then, or is he lying now?

Don said...

Anon, you've asked a pointless question...

Brison is an old school Li(e)beral. Anything he says is a lie in some manner. However, be careful of him or he may call for you to killed, killed dead...

Bec said...

This guy crossed the floor because he felt betrayed by the creation of a PC/Alliance "coalition".hmmm

My, my, quite the tricks they learn at the "Libbies School of Doublespeak"...

JeffDG said...

Anon: "So was Brison lying then, or is he lying now?"

Why not both?

Soccermom said...

Notice how our little media hound Scotty always inserts himself in pictures with the leader, whomever that may be.

Jen said...

I wonder what words Brison will use if Satan is a liberal.

Archie said...

Brison had to learn how to lie to become a Liberal, maybe he's learn his lessons all to well. Also he's become a good little liberal brown nosier.

Jen said...

AA what about the $54b of E.I issue. Another liberal scam. MSM is not interested how we feel so as an albertan lets get the story going. To hell with the MSM.