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Canadian Federal Election Coverage
« on: September 06, 2008, 09:02:45 PM »
For those amongst us who get election fever, here's a CPAC announcement:
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Join us all day Sunday for a special kick off to CPAC’s Vote 2008 election coverage. Beginning at 7 am ET / 4 am PT, Peter Van Dusen will be LIVE in studio with guests and Holly Doan will be on location at Rideau Hall for the official election call. See reaction from the party leaders and hear the views from strategists and pundits.
Can't say enough about the quality of coverage CPAC gave of the election last time around.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 07:21:21 AM »
Ah -- this is timely. I'm ashamed to say that I know C-SPAN better than I know CPAC, so this will be good training for me.

What I'm usually more interested in is the committee hearings. Time and again in the midst of an election I stop myself mid-argument and think, "What am I doing?" And I'm not sure how good CPAC is about catching the committees rather than the Commons. So ... I guess I should find out. But obviously I can't do that for months now.

ETA: My livestream is very very bad, blipping in and out all the time. Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 08:22:33 AM »
Harper's limo is arriving at Rideau Hall. NB: That means he just got driven across the street.  :roll:  Chretien used to walk over with his wife.

There are protestors outside the gates.

After a fifteen-minute meeting, Steve is expected to drive down to the Cricket Pitch [?] to speak to reporters.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 08:51:32 AM »
Steve is speaking to the reporters now. One hilarious touch to me: the French-English translator speaks English with a marked Scottish accent.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 09:17:41 AM »
Closes by painting himself as a leader at a time of world economic instability. I guess that's the spin.

Very hard to listen to all that spin. Already accusing the opposition of planning a negative, personal campaign, whereas he, as we all know, will be taking the high road ...   :roll:

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008, 09:45:12 AM »
skdadl, for you: I know an English-Polish translator from Glasgow (believe he also translates other tongues). I had to take him from the English into French when Poles were speaking (this was at a Social Forum, not the EU Parliament!, and did find it very funny).  :mrgreen:

Last time I heard Harper speaking, the French interpreter was an old friend. Of course he was too professional for those not in the know to tell how pissed off the interpreter was, but we certainly could...

And DRIVING from 24 Sussex to Rideau Hall? Anyone else remember "participaction"?
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008, 09:56:00 AM »
lagatta, I was listening to Stéphane Dion speak in French on the English channel for a few minutes, and the interpreter was stumbling an awful lot. I don't like to criticise, because it's a job I'd ever want to attempt, but I think he deserved better than that.


ETA: hmm, I made a post to this thread a few minutes ago, and it didn't come through. I essentially said that Stéphane Dion comes across to me as a profoundly decent guy, quite sympathique, in fact. Though he's slightly painful to listen to in English because he seems to lack in confidence and assurance, he comes across much stronger in French. I changed to the French channel whenever he switched over.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 04:10:29 PM »
Via Wingnutterer and the Beav. CNN calls Harper's move a Power Grab.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2008, 04:36:49 PM »
Helen Forsey just phoned in to Cross Country Checkup pointing out that the GG could have asked the opposition parties to make a government and saying her father said that if the GG had to do everything the PM said, the PM could spank the electorate (or was it Parliament?) any time he wanted to by calling an election.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 05:33:37 PM »
Och, Helen Forsey is wonderful. I miss reading her in the letters column of the Grope -- I guess I should try tracking more carefully, but since I gave up the dead-tree version, there's a lot I seldom see any more.

I had a bone or two to pick with her father, especially over October 1970, but he was a great man and I'm sure he'd be busting with pride over her.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 05:47:11 PM »
I caught Helen Forsey too! I am really hoping this election backfires on Harper. I know he won't lose his seat but I would love to see the new Cons destroyed.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2008, 06:05:16 PM »
Is it just me or does Rex give a lot more time to the Conservative shills?  I don't listen to this show much, because it makes me swear and talk to myself and probably scare my neighbours.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2008, 07:16:05 PM »
It's not just you. He is often short and rude with callers who don't share his POV. He was practically drooling over some first time Harper supporting voter who called in. Said he was an inspiration or some other such crap.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2008, 09:33:21 PM »
Rex evolved from an amusing, harmless curmudgeon to an unamusing, virulent curmudgeon.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2008, 09:44:27 PM »
Devolved is more like it.  As far as I'm concerned, Rex jumped the shark sometime in the mid-1990s.

 

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