It's Day 13. Make that Friday, the Day 13. Bwahahaha!
To recap the week: After getting pounded by right uppercuts and round-house kicks to the solar plexus, the Libs decided to stop cowering in the fetal position. Rallying around their battered leader, a prominent gang of party toughs emerged from the shadow of rolling polls and opposition gaffes to storm the political ring.
"You want some of this?" Bob Rae seemed to be asking on Tuesday, removing his shirt and taping up his knuckles. "Come here, Stevie-boy. Let’s talk about your leadership."
Ken Dryden, a fellow who normally brings a knife to a gunfight, could be seen loading ammo into his howitzer. Even Gerard Kennedy, the mild-mannered kingmaker, looked eager to give a Conservative – any Conservative – a sound lashing.
Today, it's Michael Ignatieff who is ready to rumble. He'll be in Whitby, to discuss the auto industry and economy. This will involve trash talkin' his opponents on the same.
Earlier this morning, the Deputy Liberal Leader appeared on CBC Newsworld and hissed things like, "The Green Shift stuff has always been an economic message," "When you have one-man rule, you get train wrecks," and, on Dion, "This guy is up to the job. This guy is ready to lead."
The country? The entire country? Are you sure?
Ignatieff also said Canadian voters know a thing or four about the Liberals:
1. "They know that we are fiscally responsible."
2. "They know that we will pay down the debt."
3. "They know that we will invest in infrastructure."
4. "They know that we are a safe pair of pants."
Somewhere, at this very moment, Liberal propagandists are contemplating a new bumper sticker: "A Vote For Harper Is A Vote For Dangerous Trousers."
Will the Conservatives flinch? Let's remember: The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about the Green Shift.