You Can Check Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave ...

One more thing: I can't help noticing that, as this story indicates, the Lib-NDP deal was struck at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Such a shame, really - the Royal York is a classy, historical place. A deal this sordid should have been consumated at some sleazy no-tell-motel on the edge of town.

More later.


At 9:12 a.m., Blogger Russ Kuykendall said...

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At 12:58 p.m., Blogger Mark Francis said...

A conversation I overheard in Trinity-Spadina within a group of very devout, conservative Catholics...

Person #1: "We're trying to get a candidate nominated for the CPC..."

Person #2: "It's waste of time. It's all NDP and Liberal here."

Person #1: "... we need your help. You have to start somewhere."

Person #2: "They're not a moral party. They're mostly fiscal conservatives. No morals."

Person #1: "Well we..."

Person #2: "It's like you're trying to build a 13th floor when you haven't even started on the basement."

Person #1: "Well, we have to start somewhere..."

Person #2: [looking doubtful] "It's not a moral party."

At 5:32 p.m., Blogger Jason Hickman said...

Mark, I can't believe you got that close to a group of devout conservative Catholics without spontaneously combusting - or getting chased off with pitchforks :)

Hey, I'm just thrilled that there's such serious interest in our nomination!

Actually, all jokes aside, it looks like we will have a contested race - for the CPC - in Trinity-Spadina! How 'bout them apples?

(I don't know if any of the contenders were the Opus Dei's that Mark was eavesdropping on, however ...)

At 8:02 p.m., Blogger Mark Francis said...

Oh, I know many devout Catholics. Meet with them almost every day.

I just keep my mouth shut and grin.

If politics and religion can be avoided, great people. In theory, anyway. They never seem to stop talking about either.


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