Okay, “wrath” may not be the best word to describe James Bow’s public scolding of NDP leader Jack Layton, but given that writer’s notoriously temperate disposition and widely esteemed rank as the “dean” of Canadian political blogs (for good or bad, comparisons to David Broder may not be entirely misplaced here), it might be fair to describe Bow’s rather exceptional departure from his more usual equanimity and objective analysis into the realm of advocacy (or let’s say overt chiding if that’s preferable), as a somewhat significant event.
As of this moment, any possibility that I will be voting New Democrat in this coming election is lost. I had little patience for Harper when he promised to deliver better, more accountable, more democratic government for Canadians and failed. I have no patience for your platitudes either, sir.
Ouch! I won’t presume to read my own impressions into what James wrote, but “platitudes” is most definitely a word that comes to mind when regarding the vacuous blather espoused by Jack Layton.