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Mulroney on Trudeau Jnr

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“I’ve known Justin since he was a child. He’s young, articulate, attractive – a flawlessly bilingual young man. What’s not to like with this picture?” he said.

“Anybody who … treats Justin Trudeau with scorn or derision or underestimates him, does so at his own peril,” he said.

“We’ll see what happens in the future; it’s a long way from here to there. But no one should underestimate Justin. He’s a man of some consequence.”

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1. Mulroney is a federalist.

2. Mulroney - at arm's length - wants to help Harper.

Edited by August1991

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Wouldn't you like to be on board the PM's plane flying to Thatcher's funeral and hear what Mulroney and Harper had to say to each other?

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I would take Mulroney a thousand times over Stephen Harper. Here is a Conservative that understands the place of social responsibility within the paradigm of conservative values.

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I would take Mulroney a thousand times over Stephen Harper. Here is a Conservative that understands the place of social responsibility within the paradigm of conservative values.

Best recent Prime Minister!

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I would take Mulroney a thousand times over Stephen Harper. Here is a Conservative that understands the place of social responsibility within the paradigm of conservative values.

Also a crook who takes big payoffs in cash.

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Sure but the guy we elected after was also a crook so it boils down to the times.

No, it doesn't. It boils down to them both being crooks with the morals of alley cats. I might not like Harper very much but there's no evidence at all he has that particular moral flaw.

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The man was a crook who stole from taxpayers. I really don't care to hear anything Mulroney has to say.

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No, it doesn't. It boils down to them both being crooks with the morals of alley cats. I might not like Harper very much but there's no evidence at all he has that particular moral flaw.

Evidence usually surfaces just before the fact.

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Evidence usually surfaces just before the fact.

If you have any you're welcome to bring it up. But I do not presuppose corruption and theft in people, not even politicians.

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No, it doesn't. It boils down to them both being crooks with the morals of alley cats. I might not like Harper very much but there's no evidence at all he has that particular moral flaw.

Harper's fiscal improprieties are all electoral based. Let's not forget that these issues seem to always come to light after their terms are over.

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Harper's fiscal improprieties are all electoral based. Let's not forget that these issues seem to always come to light after their terms are over.

Chretien's corruption was fairly well-known after his first term, and rumors surrounded Mulroney and his ministers for much of his term in office. I would be very surprised if anything similar ever came to light about Harper.

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What the former PM was saying was that in his view, Trudeau is in fact formidable.

He's not formidable at all. His name is formidable, and he's formidable enough to take advantage of that. Barring his name, he'd still be a drama teacher.

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He's not formidable at all. His name is formidable, and he's formidable enough to take advantage of that. Barring his name, he'd still be a drama teacher.

I'm not sure whose opinion I should believe now. The guy who has watched Trudeau grow up and been around him his whole life or the internet poster with an opinion to the contrary.

I'll have to think about this one.

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I'm not sure whose opinion I should believe now. The guy who has watched Trudeau grow up and been around him his whole life or the internet poster with an opinion to the contrary.

Because Brian Mulroney is famous for his honesty and integrity, right?

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Because Brian Mulroney is famous for his honesty and integrity, right?

I thought this was all about age and experience, which of course trumps Harper's.

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No, it doesn't. It boils down to them both being crooks with the morals of alley cats. I might not like Harper very much but there's no evidence at all he has that particular moral flaw.

Aside from Left or Right, and given what is happening in Montreal, don't underestimate Harper's reputation for being Mr. Clean (another Claude Ryan or U Thant!) The fact is that Harper has never accepted a brown envelope - and even people in Toronto know that he's not that "kinda guy".

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With that said, in a pickle, I'd prefer to have a smart crook by my side if the alternative was an honest fool.

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My OP? I simply reckoned that Mulroney's comment will help Trudeau Jnr in French Canada (Quebec) and hurt Trudeau Jnr in English Canada (ROC).

Ultimately, Mulroney's comment helps Harper.

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Aside from Left or Right, and given what is happening in Montreal, don't underestimate Harper's reputation for being Mr. Clean (another Claude Ryan or U Thant!) The fact is that Harper has never accepted a brown envelope - and even people in Toronto know that he's not that "kinda guy".

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With that said, in a pickle, I'd prefer to have a smart crook by my side if the alternative was an honest fool.

Except no one has ever suggested Harper was a fool, either.

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