Tuesday, March 14, 2006

On Leadership

Lack of Leadership
Liberal Party execs want to dump Martin now to start the liblead race. I've been speculating all along that Martin was positioning himself for a comeback and I still believe that. But if the party doesn't want him, then they won't have him. It's appearing that the Liberal CEOs are tired of all this dithering. Read more at TheHillTimes.

Love of Leadership
PM Stephen Harper gave a rousing speech to the troops yesterday, ate with them (pictures here), and has stayed two nights at the base. Wow. The majority of Canadians now support the mission there. Finally. Then Harper went to Pakistan.

Here's a bit of his speech to the troops that I found just excellent, shows real leadership, and also emphasizes the partisanship back home (read: Jack Layton).

Standing up for Canadian Values

Of course, standing up for these core Canadian values may not always be easy at times. It’s never easy for the men and women on the front lines. And there may be some who want to cut and run.

But cutting and running is not your way.

It’s not my way.

And it’s not the Canadian way.

We don’t make a commitment and then run away at the first sign of trouble.

We don’t and we won’t.


Friends, we have made real progress here. You’re work is vital to Canada.

To the free world.

To the Afghan people.

As you get ready to go back to work, know that I am behind you.

Your government is behind you.

And, most importantly, the Canadian people are behind you.

Thank you. God bless Canada.

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