Thursday, February 28, 2008

Headline in La Press: Dion cannot control his own party

The rough translation is dion is not a leader! This is the front page headline of the largest French daily in Montreal. Pretty bad news for dion.

Dion unable to impose its authority on his party ...
Mr. Dion avait d’ailleurs demandé à ses propres troupes de se préparer minutieusement à l’éventualité d’une campagne électorale dès la semaine prochaine, mais son mot d’ordre a été ignoré. Dion had asked its own troops to carefully prepare for the possibility of an election campaign as early as next week, but his motto has been ignored. Aucune réunion de la commission électorale du parti n’a eu lieu ces derniers jours. No meeting of the Central Election Commission of the party has taken place in recent days. Les organisations libérales dans les provinces n’ont pas mis les troupes en état d’alerte non plus. The liberal organizations in the provinces have not put troops on alert either.

La décision des troupes d’ignorer le mot d’ordre du chef a fait dire à l’ancien ministre des Transports et lieutenant politique de Paul Martin au Québec, Jean Lapierre, aujourd’hui commentateur politique, que M. The decision troops to ignore the watchword of the head has been saying to the former Minister of Transport and Political Lieutenant Paul Martin in Quebec, Jean Lapierre, now political commentator, that Mr. Dion est devenu « un général sans armée ». Dion has become "a general without an army."


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