It's all buddy-buddy in the land of the Liberals
And I have some land in the Everglades you might like . . .
On Friday, Rocco Rossi, national director of the federal Liberal party, said he couldn't talk about the annoucement he would make today (Monday) because he'd made a promise and he would keep his word. Later that evening, he called back to say he'd kept his word but others hadn't. Therefore, he'd decided to confirm he would announce his candidacy for mayor of Toronto at a City Hall presser Monday morning, and talked about his reasons. He didn't sound happy about the position he found himself in, but insisted all's well with the Liberals, noting leader Michael Ignatieff had wished him the best, enthusing: "Mayor Rossi sounds pretty good."
Hmm, would the unnamed promise-breakers be staffers in Ignatieff's own office? Friday evening, Ignatieff made public a letter in which he told Rossi: "I salute your dedication to serving the public good and your desire to seek to the support of the electorate." Et cetera.
That sure looked like a cat scampering out of the leader's bag. Who're ya gonna trust?
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Today, Rossi joined the mayoral fray, although not officially until registration in January.