3.21.2007

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Almost every newspaper in the country has been bashing, doubting or laughing at Dion during the past few weeks. Party moral seems low and “it’s bad and it’ll probably get worse” is plastered on many faces. But when my Dad, or my English teacher, or my friend asks me if I’m worried, I say a surprised “of course not!” accompanied by a rather large smile and sometimes a little chuckle. I’m not worried about Dion’s ability to win the next election, or the Conservative Attack Ads, or the latest over-analyzed poll. Too many Canadians are finding themselves in a tangled mess of speculation and exaggerated coverage. Dion’s greatest asset, which is starting to become a bit cliché, is the fact that he is underestimated. He won the Leadership despite the confused and unconvinced looks I got when I joined the campaign. Upon my return from Montreal, I said “I told you so” to quite a few sheepish looking people, who will be sure to regain their unattractive expressions the moment we win the next federal election. Dion does have his flaws, but compared to Harper’s love affairs with the National Citizens Coalition and Climate Change denial, Dion looks like a saint. All that we Young Liberals have to do is be our enthusiastic, in-your-face, tireless selves and get people to look behind the diversions that the media and the Tories have created. Spreading the word is our key to success. So the next time your brother, or your co-worker or the little kid next door asks you if you’re worried, smile, laugh, and say “of course not!”, while making a mental note to keep the “I told you so” to a minimum when Dion brings in his first sweeping majority.

~Annie Donolo

4 comments:

Eric James said...

Hear, hear!

CH2 said...

Well said Annie - your old man should know better. :)

Miss P said...

They've been bashing Dion for a good reason...

Miss P said...

Hmm... climate change denial is actually a good position to take. Global warming is not man-made, and there is so much evidence that proves that it is a natural process. Rather, man-made climate change is a leftist scheme that replaces communism.
Also, Mr. Dion is not such a great leader. If you want someone that will reform the Liberal image, Dion is obviously not your man. He and Chretien had a pretty close relationship. Also, he was involved in the government that brought the sponsorship scandal. He is rather childish, as he opposes everything the Conservatives say. He even opposed a bill (concerning the Air India terrorist attack) that was introduced by the former Liberal government. He called Mr. Harper "a bully": that's kindergarten talk. His environmental talk is unsustainable. My opinion: the Liberals should have gotten Ignatieff: he's new, entertaining, charismatic, and he can speak English. Also, he's a professor at Harvard, so he must be somewhat intelligent.