Thursday, May 06, 2004
Last week, Bloc Quebecois MP Christiane Gagnon said it wouldn't bother her if Cherry ended his broadcasting career. "You know, he said that Quebeckers wore helmets and visors because they were cowards," she said. "I felt really outraged by that."Umm, no, Christiane. All Grapes said was:
And it's not like he was wrong! I know that the Liberals and the Bloc are the only really viable parties in Quebec at this very moment, so if the Grits lost a few dozen seats in Quebec at the Bloc's expense, I'm not one to really care. Not like the Bloc is even remotely pushing for sovereignty these days. But doesn't the fact that the people of Quebec are choosing between two parties of liars who have no vision come off as a little sad?
UPDATE (MAY 07, 09:00 AM): I need to make a clarification: Grapes did say that visor-wearing players were "turning into sucks." But at most, that means that "French guys -> visors -> cowards," not "French guys -> cowards -> visors" as is being suggested.Meanwhile, the Toronto Star is saying that Cherry called the visor wearers "cowards" in quotation marks. Note to Susan Delacourt and Star editors: quotation marks are not for words that you imagined someone to have said.