The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Jane Taber's Ottawa Notebook

from The Globe and Mail

The usual littled tidbits, and one that's just way too good to pass up: the return of firebrand Canadian Alliance apparatchik Ezra Levant! The pugulistic ex-press secretary to digraced ex-Alliance leader Stockwell Day is back at it, raising funds for a run at a new Parliamentary seat in Calary in the next federal election. Levant, in the few months that he was Day's mouthpiece, maqnaged to burn more bridges, file more lawsuits, and have more lawsuits threatened against him than likely any PR flack in Ottawa history. He's outrageous, brash, extremely ideological, prone to libel and slander, and... Godalmighty I love the little bastard.

He'll liven up the Hill tremendously if he is successful in winning election to parliament in the future. He'll also be the best friend the Liberals ever had.

When you get someone like Ezra calling you every nasty thing in the world, you've got it made.

Of course, he's got his fans: Calgary Sun mouth-breather Paul Jackson, the disgraced Stockwell Day, the Alberta Report, and this little gem:

"Ezra made his decision to put his political interests on hold because it was the right thing to do, but we can't allow Ezra to stay out of politics indefinitely," Matthew Johnston, a Levant organizer, said in his letter inviting people to the [fund-raising] events.

"He's just too valuable to our party and our movement."

That's the same Matthew Johnston who was the man posing as Alliance MP Rahim Jaffer on "Warren on the Weekend" last year. That little gaffe put egg on Jaffer's face, and cost Johnston his job as Jaffer's constituency assistant...
Comments: Post a Comment

Reports, opinions, columns, and anything else on this site, are © 2002-2003 Ian King unless otherwise noted. Permission granted to use material on this site for non-commercial purposes provided that the work is attributed to the original author. All other uses require specific permission of the original author. Contact weblog owner with any inquiries.

Feel free to link to this web log. The management likes getting lots of traffic.