HT: National Newswatch.
Just as his request for retakes in a television interview damaged Stéphane Dion in the last election campaign, his tinkering with the script of his televised address to the nation last week could cost him the leadership of the Liberal-NDP coalition.See? The Conservatives were right about Stephane Dion. Stephane Dion is just like Mr. Bean!
They are upset that Mr. Dion's office has fingered Liberal videographer Mick Gzowski for blame. Mr. Gzowski is the son of the late CBC radio icon, Peter Gzowski. His wife has worked as a language coach for Mr. Dion.
Sources familiar with the taping say that Mr. Dion's office put Mr. Gzowski and others working on the video in an impossible position by failing to begin work on the video until after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, when it was supposed to run on network TV shortly after Mr. Harper's 7 p.m. address.The video arrived so late at the networks that CTV wasn't able to play it on its main channel.
Yesterday, senior party sources said it is a "foregone conclusion" that he will step aside by Christmas to allow the Liberals to move quickly to replace him if an election is called in early 2009.
Dion has reportedly been resisting suggestions that he should resign his post for the good of the party, but it appears increasingly likely that the pressure to do so at the Liberal caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday will prove irresistible.
Rest assured I'll be continuing my coverage and commentary of this screwed-up mess created by the power-mad Leftist Opposition. Because it's very important.