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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 09:57 PM
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3. Liberals' seamy side
The sophomoric, insulting comments on the web blog of Mike Klander, the Ontario executive vice-president of the Liberal Party of Canada should have surprised very few people.

Klander's references -- rightly seen, in my view, as racist and sexist -- comparing NDP candidate Olivia Chow to a breed of dog reflect the quality of backroom discussions in the Martin Liberal Party. As with Scott Reid of "beer and popcorn" fame, the public got a glimpse of what current high-level Liberal Party officials actually think of them.

Klander, the son of hard-working immgirant steelworker parents in Hamilton, rose to great heights in the Liberal party by working hard to fit in. In the Martin backrooms, fitting in tends to mean "old boy" and bathroom humour, and ensuring your place is secured by tearing others down.

In today's party machine, non-white voters are viewed as commodities, to be traded for seats which will guarantee a majority. The only difference in the Klander blog is that the public actually found out.

What comes to mind is "............excedingly fine" and something about getting the tent wet when one is outside the tent.
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