Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dion drops the gloves as match begins

WINNIPEG -- The Scary Stephen attack strategy lasted almost an hour, opening a Canadian smear season that will quickly cross all party lines and drag on until the expected Oct. 14 election.

Stéphane Dion didn't wait for the writ to drop to drop his gloves.

He opened his first campaign as Liberal leader on Wednesday by piling on a prime minister he warned must be electorally vanquished to salvage the economy, save the arts, prevent food contamination and fend off the death penalty.

It was a brutal, nasty, at-times clever and surprisingly coherent condemnation from Mr. Dion, who had Teleprompter help to overcome his struggles with English.

No comments: