Thursday, May 12, 2011

Alfred Apps and the Liberal Party: Passing on the blame.

From the Globe and Mail: " In a Facebook post Thursday, Mr. Apps warned Liberals “not to put the cart before the horse.”

“Very gratified with the goodwill, as well as the honest and constructive dialogue with our MPs and Senators,” he said of the caucus meeting. “Even the high emotions are respected, after all it was a devastating defeat and desire to fix blame is totally understandable. But we should move on.”
Meanwhile, he said he and the party executive had nothing to do with the strategy behind the losing campaign. He said he delivered on his part of the job – supplying the money to fund the campaign. "

Sure Alf, aside from going down to the US to recruit Michael Ignatieff for the leaders job and then falsely using the coalition crisis as an excuse to trample the Liberal Party constitution and voice of the grassroots to appoint Ignatieff as leader, you the party executive had no part at all in the defeat.

Sigh. When will these guys learn. Ignoring the grassroots party members is never a good idea, and trying to re-write history to spin your own people is even worse.

Oh and there is also this about the party not authorizing funds to the struggling Ignatieff campaign in the last couple of weeks of the election campaign.

Previous entries on Alfred Apps.


ebt said...

You know, the other day I heard a Liberal complaining, "I can't get Apps to work on my cell phone". Now I'm wondering if I understood him properly?

Liz J said...

Poor Liberals, they're in shock, can't figure out why the people have rejected them yet again.

They have twits like Carolyn Bennett coming out saying Apps has to go and nobody to tell her to STFU, nobody's minding the store.

CanadianSense said...

Al Apps should be appointed to Conservative Hall of Fame for his efforts in helping our PM reach his majority.

Endless games on the Hill helped many voters swing away to other parties.

Thanks to the Liberal strategists for the next 4.5 years of Conservative policies.