Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Iggy The Egoist

Thanks to Warren K. for pointing me to this "profile" of Iggy from the Manchester Guardian. I think it perfectly captures the essence of Iggy.
Why did Ignatieff do what he did [prop up the government rather than demand more from it -- ed. ]? Because he has no interest right now in bringing down the government and thereby being compelled to share power. Because his political career has been about his own glorification, about his desire – for it seems to be the only reason he entered politics in the first place – to be prime minister. He may generously be called a chameleon, a shifty academic difficult to pin down, but perhaps more accurately he ought to be called an egotist who is sure of his own superiority and who seems to lack any real passion for the country he intends to lead.
The article is filled with these kinds of observations and is well worth a read.
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  1. KKKinsella is interesting. MEOW.

  2. Ignatieff is an opportunist and a manipulator, and in that sense, is as dangerous as any politician. The fact that he wants to rule others, to exert his authority over a nation of millions, should itself disqualify him from doing so.

    The only good news is that, in the medium term, he has no chance whatever of winning an election. The concomitant bad news is that we will be continue to be stuck with Harper.