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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 13 November 2003 10:58 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm predicting that Paul Martin will win the leadership on the first ballot.

Other predictions?


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Albireo
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posted 13 November 2003 11:24 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I predict that 100% of the Copps supporters showed up, but only 10% of Martin supporters bothered to come. Everyone will be shocked when Sheila Copps is elected leader.

Either that, or Bono wins on write-ins.

[ 13 November 2003: Message edited by: albireo ]


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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 13 November 2003 11:41 AM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I have a close family relative attending as a Martin supporter. Martin on the first ballot.

Sheila is racking up her frequent flyer miles before she becomes a nobody. I think it is Jamacia today and tomorrow.


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posted 13 November 2003 11:50 AM      Profile for Newbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by HeywoodFloyd:
Sheila is racking up her frequent flyer miles before she becomes a nobody.

You mean she's going to lead the Conservative Party?


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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 13 November 2003 11:52 AM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
No, I think she said something about replacing Joe as parade marshall once he retires.
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posted 13 November 2003 11:53 AM      Profile for UserRemoved0     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Voldemort on the second ballot!
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skdadl
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posted 13 November 2003 11:59 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
or Bono wins on write-ins.

Whew. Well, that's a relief. I was a little worried about the Paul Anka constituency. Did you know that we have one of those on babble?


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posted 13 November 2003 12:32 PM      Profile for cynic     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I predict Martin will ascend to a gold-plated throne, grow eleven new heads, and celebrate his victory by eating a thousand delegates wearing I (heart) Canada Steamship Lines T-shirts.
Sheila Copps will be unharmed, but unavailable for comment.

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Mandos
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posted 13 November 2003 12:45 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
cynic, that made me LOL.
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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 13 November 2003 12:55 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
http://cnews.canoe.ca/OttawaSun/dewar.html

[ 13 November 2003: Message edited by: HeywoodFloyd ]


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Doug
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posted 13 November 2003 08:23 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Tonight's TV special reminds me of the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. If I wasn't paying attention, I would've thought the Oscars were on.

The effort involved in not puking is truly astounding.

[ 13 November 2003: Message edited by: Doug ]


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Pogo
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posted 13 November 2003 08:23 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
But I hear the Sheila is the second choice of a number of Martin supporters.
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Doug
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posted 13 November 2003 08:43 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oops...accidentally double posted, please delete.

[ 13 November 2003: Message edited by: Doug ]


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Sine Ziegler
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posted 13 November 2003 09:05 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm on Liberal Leadership convention watch this weekend, as I have the day off tomorrow and nothing much else to do but study accounting *snore*.

What which is more boring? Right now I am watching some dood play the cello. It's live on two of my four cable channels. Amazing... It's not exactly an OJ Simpson Car chase!

I look forward to more excitement this friday and weekend and your comments on babble.

P.S Edited to correct that I DON'T have cable... I mean't non cable channels.

[ 13 November 2003: Message edited by: Sine Ziegler ]


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posted 13 November 2003 09:13 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There is an "exciting" race for party president, isn't there?
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Sine Ziegler
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posted 13 November 2003 09:21 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh?

Justin Trudeau is on right now, that's not bad in terms of excitement either


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Sara Mayo
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posted 13 November 2003 09:27 PM      Profile for Sara Mayo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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It's live on two of my four cable channels.

OMG!!! Even in Alberta, land of the free??

OK, CPAC, Newsworld (they won't do the whole thing live I pray?). What are the two others, RDI (French newsworld?)? NewsNet?

(And of course I am being completely hypocritical, as I would have complained loudly if these channels wouldn't have covered the NDP convention live!)


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Sine Ziegler
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posted 13 November 2003 09:32 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
CBC and CTV(CFCN in Calgary) Maybe because it is a tribute, rather than convention right now.

I am shocked Global isn't covering it. They said they would. I think they are tomorrow.

There must be a lot of angry Albertans.

Who's the hottie sitting next to Aline Chretien?


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minimal
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posted 13 November 2003 09:48 PM      Profile for minimal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A liberal orgasm.
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Sine Ziegler
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posted 13 November 2003 09:54 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Mwahaha. No seriously. On her right.
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Stockholm
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posted 13 November 2003 11:03 PM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Calkl me gullible, but watching the film about Chretien and hearing his speech and I have to confess - I am going to miss the guy! Once Paul "Bay St." Martin takes over, Chretien is going to look better and better.

Most of the people who pathologically hate Chretien are the usual oligarchy of snooty pundits and elitists and money moguls who just can't stand the idea of taking orders from a funny looking guy from rural Quebec with a very joual accent. Good for Jean!


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Sine Ziegler
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posted 14 November 2003 01:10 AM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Jean Chretien's interview on the National with Peter Mansbridge was absolutely adorable. the guy is lovable, especially on his way out.
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 14 November 2003 01:25 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Like in one sided sporting events, sometimes you have to take odds or make side bets to make it interesting.

Here's mine:

Which Trudeau will Mike Duffy make cry first?


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Albireo
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posted 14 November 2003 01:52 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I guess the one whose foot he accidentally steps on.
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 14 November 2003 02:19 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
To do that, he'd have to fall on them mouth first.

.....do they have a buffet at these functions? That, and alcohol, could make the odds on that less fantastic than what first meets the eye.


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ghoris
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posted 14 November 2003 02:28 AM      Profile for ghoris     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Was it just me, or did the lame Charmaine Crooks - Justin Trudeau banter between 'acts' exceed the worst of the worst of award show cheese?
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Mycroft_
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posted 14 November 2003 02:43 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You know, I think what Canada really wants to see is some deep tongue kissing between Justin Trudeau and Ben Mulroney.
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Gir Draxon
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posted 14 November 2003 02:43 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I support Sheila Copps 100% in this race.

(Many Conservatives are probably having wet dreams about what would happen if Harper was to lead a united right against Sheila Copps )

Edited to add: I left out the Conservative women. They are.... uh... having whatever is equivalent

[ 14 November 2003: Message edited by: Gir Draxon ]


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Mycroft_
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posted 14 November 2003 02:55 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's now rumoured that Martin will only keep three holdovers from the Chretien cabinet. Goodale and Anne Maclellan but I don't know who the third is - Manley is a possibility.
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Mycroft_
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posted 14 November 2003 02:59 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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I left out the Conservative women. They are.... uh... having whatever is equivalent

I think they're into seeing some Trudeau/Mulroney action too!


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 14 November 2003 04:30 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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I support Sheila Copps 100% in this race.

I know, I know. It'd be so neat to be able to pick your opponents leaders.


Wait.....Martin for the Liberals, and Harper for the Alliatories.....

Everythings coming up Tommy!


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josh
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posted 14 November 2003 09:38 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Stockholm:

Calkl me gullible, but watching the film about Chretien and hearing his speech and I have to confess - I am going to miss the guy! Once Paul "Bay St." Martin takes over, Chretien is going to look better and better.



I caught the last part of the speech, it was carried live here on C-Span, and also was impressed by his attack of the right and his call to stand up for social conscience. But there was a plaintive tone to it, probably due to Martin's pending ascension. I'll take the Chretien of the last year or two down here anyday!


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Doug
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posted 14 November 2003 11:31 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by ghoris:
Was it just me, or did the lame Charmaine Crooks - Justin Trudeau banter between 'acts' exceed the worst of the worst of award show cheese?

Oh yes...after a few rounds of that, I had to turn off the TV for fear of my dinner coming back up!


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posted 14 November 2003 11:41 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
You know, I think what Canada really wants to see is some deep tongue kissing between Justin Trudeau and Ben Mulroney.

Mycroft, I'm sure I speak for both solitudes when I say: yeeeesh.

quote:
I'll take the Chretien of the last year or two down here anyday!

It's no tribute to Chretien to say that within a couple of years, we -- that is, those Canadians who are neither neo-conservatives nor corporate CEOs -- will probably be missing him.

I agree with Murray Dobbin that Martin is significantly to the right of (Brian) Mulroney. And if Dobbin is right, Martin just might preside over a process of "continental integration" that goes as far beyond NAFTA as Martin's devastation of the welfare state went beyond Michael Wilson's.


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Sine Ziegler
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posted 15 November 2003 01:40 AM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Just watched some clips from the convention over the past few days on today's CBC's The National.

$1000 + for a delegate fee? Holy Snikes!

It was nice to see that there weren't too many young Liberals at the first day of their AGM. Good to know NDYC's convention seemed to have more young'uns in attendance at the first part of the meeting.


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