Wednesday, June 9, 2010

He said, he said

Liberal Party President Alf Apps and Warren Kinsella

This gets better and better for us.

Kinsella has sworn in an affadavit that Alf Apps, the coolest Liberal Party president ever*, discussed with him the idea that there was "some interest" in the idea of a merger with the NDP, though the NDP had to essentially swear off socialism, accept Iggy as leader (ha!), and get Broadbent and Romanow to campaign for it.

Apps fired back, saying that Warren called him about it, not the other way around.

In the end, I don't care much about who said what first, just the fact that this got blown way out of proportion, and Kinsella is most likely to blame for it. It's like an Angelo Persichilli article.

If this ended up being a pleasant discussion of ideas, I could get past that. Ideas are good. Exploring different concepts are good too. But no one in their right mind can think that Apps or anyone thought this was serious when the idea that the NDP would accept Ignatieff as leader came up. I mean, really?

Don't make it more than it is, people. You'll give people heart attacks (like myself).

*in my opinion


  1. Harper must feel pretty good having Kinsella on his side.

  2. I don't even know what Kinsella does now. I know he works with a consulting group, and I know the Liberals had him slated for an election strategist spot, but what the heck is with this BS?

  3. What an articulate young man you are.

  4. Thank you very much, Quixotique. I've read your blog several times and I appreciate the comment from someone like yourself.