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diaryland: sirilyan.diaryland.com: entry for 2003-01-27 (11:47)
In which our plucky young hero could do that too, if he was married to Olivia Chow.

My reactions to Jack Layton winning the NDP leadership, in some rough numerical order:

  1. So, does this mean he now has no excuse not to run for city council, or what?
  2. Oh, good! Toronto has had far too little influence on the country for so, so long. Now maybe this neglected little corner of the country will have someone speaking out for it.
  3. Man, some of those young female campaign workers are cute, in an indie-record-store kind of way. How wrong would it be to join a political party to pick up chicks?
  4. Well, probably less wrong than joining a party to score cheap concert tickets, so there's that.
  5. Layton is famous for his work on homelessness. Toronto is famous for its homeless problem. If J-Lay's NDP becomes a serious political force, the attack ads just write themselves: thirty seconds of footage from Tent City (ideally including someone smoking crack) and a concerned voiceover saying "This is what Jack Layton did for Toronto. Think about what he'd to do Canada."
  6. "J-Lay" is kind of lame, but let's face it, when it comes to political nicknaming, weak efforts like "Dubya" and "Puff Daschle" are considered home runs. I think I'm competitive in that league.
  7. The father served in Mulroney's cabinet, and then the son became a 'dipper. There must have been some fun talking at those Christmas family dinners.
  8. For the first time in years, I've actually cared what the NDP has to say. Admittedly I'm now at the point where I'll take a moment to listen to them, then dismiss what they're saying. But dude, I'm listening.
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