According to Emmanuelle Latraverse, Radio-Canada, the executive of the Quebec wing of the party is calling an emergency meeting tonight to discuss the future of it's President, Robert Fragasso.
In fact, I think my language is too tame. Two VP's are prepared to table a motion tonight to ask for his resignation claiming that he has not done enough to prepare for an election.
She reported that war rooms and phone lines are not lined up, nor has a deal been struck to print signs. They only have 40 candidates, sigh, the list goes on.
Come on! Really? I obviously do not know if that is true, but if it is it's time for someone to draw a serious line in the sand and either replace him or get everyone possible on the front lines to be ready next week.
I mean really, what the hell has been going on? Fragasso was an Ignatieff supporter and that is being bantered around as the reason, but so were the 2 vp's who are bringing the motion forward so cut out the the back stabbing rumour. Perhaps it's a case of incompetence? Who knows?
Where is Céline Hervieux-Payette in all of this? Well she came out today and supported Fragasso. Even before she did though, the general consensus was that Fragasso would survive. Fine, that's all inside baseball and I'm nowhere near the dugout, but if that is the case surely to goodness this is a big wake-up call and one that must be heeded immediately.
I know it's easy to blame everything on Dion and we've surely seen a piling on this week, by media and by bloggers, but people, get a grip.
I thought about the Liberal Party as a corporation today and just how incredibly vast it is. The head's of corporations that large obviously depend on those beneath them, on the org. chart, to be overseeing what goes on day to day, level by level. Anyone who thinks the one who heads the company is intimately aware of what is going on in a regional office, is dreaming. The head of an organisation should be concerned with the concept of time span and complexity. That is the continuum that a leader would work by. That, I am sure is what Dion is working by.
I won't get into what that means and sadly, that fact seems to soar over the heads of those who give us our news but suffice it to say, those of you who believe that Dion should be involved in Quebec tonight, first hand, have no idea of what you are speaking of.
That said, the ability to inspire down the line is important and perhaps Dion has not done that, but I go back to time span and complexity. Remember the Herculean task he was up against once being named leader.
The race had gone on too long perhaps and there was a vacuum there. There was a lack of policy, direction, strategy, introducing yourself to the grass roots and the country, simultaneously. The Conservatives, playing their political role, practically from day one, began a character assassination campaign. It could be argued that Dion should have been focused there, but who in their right mind would believe that the Con's could show cartoons and be believed? Who in their right mind as leader, would focus there? Dion instead chose to focus on what really matters, but the press is not interested in that stuff. Sad isn't it?
So, we are where we are and it's time to either rally or go away. What should happen is that the Quebec wing will realise what is at stake and pull it together, now and I mean now.
Get it together or pack your bags. I for one am done with lot of you who speak to the press in an effort to produce what? Give Harper a majority?
Are you nut's?