Carbon tax. The unpopular tax on everything that helped guarantee last election's Liberal defeat. (ht: NNW)
"You’re going to monetize carbon one way or another," said former Westcoast Energy CEO Michael Phelps.
Liberals across the country — who were watching and listening online, in 53 town hall sessions and in their own basements — chimed in with support for the idea through Twitter and the chat feed on the Liberal conference website.
Scary. Grassroots Liberals are clearly extremists.
When Phelps praised a carbon tax, stephen f gordon, a university economist from Quebec City, tweeted: "Phelps is my hero. (...)"
OMG... These people don't understand what they're talking about. There's clearly something not-right in their heads!
This presents a problem for Michael Ignatieff. He doesn't want to "go there", he says, by running on the carbon tax platform in the next election.
But grassroots Liberals want him to.
What a fix. What to do, now? Be a dictator like Chretien, or abandon his principles and intellect... yet again, like some... common politician?
Poor Iggy. Probably didn't think it'd be so hard to be Liberal "leader".
I wonder when his second thoughts about the Liberal Party and its membership will come, if they haven't already? I mean, surely a guy like Egghead Iggy can see how lazy-minded those Liberal members tend to be. Does he want to have to babysit them?