But this e-mail from the NDP today is not the way to attack Dion:
Meet the new face of Liberal arrogance and inactionI don't know about you, but I think that this line of attacks seems, well, kinda petty. Canadians are not going to stand for this type of shit, and if we continue with this type of thing, we'll lose votes. I mean "out of touch academic"! That's going a little too far in the ad-hominems!
There's a new Liberal leader but it's the same old Liberal party. After 13 years of broken promises and corruption, the Liberals have picked themselves a new front man. Their choice - an out of touch academic who spent 10 years in a scandal ridden cabinet and who's record as Environment Minister was condemned by environmentalists and the Environment Commissioner. Liberal arrogance - some things never change.
The fact is, Dion is a man to be respected, and Jack Layton has said so: twice.
At the NDP Convention:
And then there's a son of this city -- Stephane Dion.Today:
A man with whom I have fundamental disagreements about how Canada should build and renew itself.
But also a man who is, if I may say so across the partisan divide, distinct from his principal opponents in being a committed Canadian and a man of principle and conviction.
And therefore almost certain not to be elected leader of the Liberal party.
“I want to congratulate Stéphane Dion on his election as the new leader of the Liberal Party. I am looking forward to debating with him and getting to work on the issues that are important to today’s families.So, yeah, we like the guy as a Liberal, and we should say so. But the way to attack him is where he and the Liberal Party have failed in fulfilling their promises. We should attack Dion on his record of the environment, where as minister he received the "fossil of the year award". We should show where Dion say one thing and does another. I think that this is a good start.
“Public service is a noble calling. All who are willing to dedicate their lives to serving Canada should be congratulated.”
I don't want to see crappy attacks like that e-mail.