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Jack Layton: Running for Stéphane Dion’s Job

October 2nd, 2009

I remember it like it was just last year, Jack Layton was telling every microphone within’ diaphram-shot that he wasn’t running to finish third place; he wasn’t even running for leader of the opposition. No in the 208 general election, Jack Layton was running for Stephen Harper’s job. He had the stuff, he was The Man: Prime Minister material.

But Prime Minister’s lead, Prime Minister’s make a decision and stand on that decision. Voting present, as Rudolph Guiliani put it, is not an option. That’s what Stéphane Dion’s Liberals did, and Jack derided him.

Yesterday, “the prime minister in waiting,” Jack Layton, and his caucus sat while Parliament’s confidence in the current government was being decided. For all his big talk the past number of years, when the decision was a tough one Layton’s NDP abstained: they voted present.

Jack Layton: Stéphane Dion in waiting.

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  1. October 2nd, 2009 at 17:01 | #1

    I must say this is a great article i enjoyed reading it keep the good work 🙂

  2. Hoarfrost
    October 3rd, 2009 at 00:23 | #2

    After watching Jack Layton in action as a city alderman, oops councillor. Do not underestimate him. He will argue green is purple if given the necessity. The sad thing is Torontonians buy into it.

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