What interesting times we live in!
Tonight, Lisa MacLeod – the newly named Finance critic in Tim Hudak’s shadow cabinet – hosted a meet-and-greet with Tim Hudak.
It was very lovely. Truly.
And while I spent most of my time talking with other attendees – especially with fellow immigrants to Canada – about our negative experiences with official Apartheid Multiculturalism policies (the latest honour dishonour killings made people – and not just us, immigrants – very, very angry), I did get to exchange a word or two with a few of the celebs there.
It’s been a very long day – and my stamina is still very low – so this will have to be a very brief post. Yet, these little bits are well worth mentioning!
Mr. Pierre Poilievre was there and we exchanged a few words about the latest lawfare suit launched by one of ‘The Sock Puppets’ against Ezra Levant. (Aside: Wednesday, July 29th 2009, there will be an online fundraiser for Mr.Levant’s defense fund at Mark Steyn’s online store . He is fighting this battle for all of us! Thanks to BCF and 5’ofF for the tip!)
Then, I had a little chat with Lisa MacLeod, my host. She was, well, to put it mildly, not impressed with what I have written about her in the past. I can’t say I’m surprised, or that I blame her! What can I say – she makes very lousy 1st impressions…which I did mention, unless I am much mistaken…
I must say that her reaction surprised me a little. I was expecting her to be most upset by my criticism of her conduct as a politician…which we went into, very briefly. Yes, the tention in the air was, as they say, palpable.
Still, it was my criticism of her parenting that really, really upset her. I must admit, I was not willing to back down – I write what I see, as I see it; no more, no less and I asked her if what I wrote was incorrect. This seemed to upset Ms. MacLeod: the anger seemed to dissipate and be replaced by a different kind of ‘upset’. That is good: it showed me that beneath the ‘thick-skinned politician’ veneer (which I was so turned off by), there may be a truly genuine person who cares about the important things in life!
At this point, Ms. MacLeod excused herself and went to watch her daughter play at the nearby playstructure.
Now, I am thinking that I may have been too quick to judge her: that I fell for the image she tries to project (not one I would advise projecting) and failed to see the person behind it. If she convinces me I was wrong about her, I’ll write about it.
IF she convinces me!