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Ever read something where you think to yourself, “well said”?

I have two instances of that today for me. First, the much discussed speech of Stephane Dion’s at the Empire Club in Toronto yesterday which left many observers impressed. Best line of that speech, other then the “why I entered politics” part which caught a lot of people’s attention, is this one:

“History shows us that in tough economic times, it is progressive governments that put economies back on track. Clinton after Reagan and Bush. Blair after Thatcher and Major. Chretien and Martin after Mulroney. And, of course, McGuinty after Harris.”

The runner-up to that today is a conversation I actually caught at Facebook from bloggers Devin Johnston and Kelly John Rose:

Devin: Who benefits most from the Conservatives falling in the polls? The Liberals, NDP, or Bloc?

Kelly: Canadians.

Devin: Good Call.

I’ll add to that and repeat: Well said.


4 comments to Ever read something where you think to yourself, “well said”?

  • Ted

    How about Reagan after Jimmy (17% interest rates 20% inflation)Carter.

    “Chretian after Mulroney”

    Lets see.. Mulroney made two major structural changes to the Canadian economy, The GST, which replaced the export killing manufacterers sales tax and NAFTA. Bath moves were political suicide but economically rewarding only years down the road (a definition of statesmanship). Guess who opposed both, thats right the LIBERALS. Guess who kept both and reaped the economic rewards, thats right the LIBERALS.
    You won’t find Dion or the Toronto Star admitting this truth.

  • slg

    It started as far back as Roosevelt after Hoover.

  • After that, I also received the answers “Polar bears” and “Terrorists and insurgents :P”.

  • Joseph

    I was very impressed with his speech yesterday, and also impressed with his Your Turn interview with Peter Mansbridge. Dion presented himself well in both.

    I wish there was some way to effectively push the message that Harper ignores experts so often on policy decisions, why would we ever expect him to listen to experts to deal with the current economic crisis.

    It would be a double-whammy hit if it could be included in the final days of the campaign speeches.

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