Sunday, April 06, 2008

Liberal candidate disobeys Dion's wedding ban

Bill Cunningham is getting married! Although this news is a bit late in coming to this blog, the Globe and Mail only picked it up yesterday. This is no April Fools either.

Liberal perma-candidate Cunningham will be trading rings with Louise Aerts this summer. The whole story began with Jane Taber picking up on Cunningham making light of Helena Guergis's comment that Stephane Dion's politicking being the reason she has not yet set her wedding date.

Cunningham said, tongue in cheek, he was ignoring Dion's ban. Given the frequent and empty threats of non-confidence, Guergis can likely schedule her wedding date for after an October 2009 election.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boring story.

What the heck is this, ET Canada: Liberal edition?

Who the heck cares who Bill does the bedspring symphony with.

What's next? A blog entry on how Bill likes his eggs in the morning?

4/06/2008 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats:).

I think it is a news worth celebrate no matter what party you belong to.

(PS. seems to be that the candidate that Bill endorsed in Vancouver will win the mayoral nomination race, good job bill:))

4/06/2008 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People get married every day. Big deal.

As for the candidate he has "endorsed", it's a nice cheque
he'll get for that 'endorsement'.

4/06/2008 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, let's hope your choice of spouse is better than party leadership preferences.

Sorry about that, but it needed to be said.

4/06/2008 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the bullfeathers written here Bill. I say congratulations.

4/07/2008 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess a wedding gift from the federal Liberals to the happy couple will be an easy to handle political appointment for Bill.

4/07/2008 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad that Billy will have a shoulder to cry on when he strikes out again in Burnaby Douglas.
And start the betting...how long before the Libs divorce Dionne?
Any takers?

4/08/2008 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Glad that Billy will have a shoulder to cry on when he strikes out again in Burnaby Douglas."

not to mention another concert of the bedspring symphony...

4/08/2008 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Splendidly tumescent.

4/08/2008 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Splendidly tumescent.

Something of his would become tumescent during the symphony played with her...

4/09/2008 3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a shame there is so much spit and envy in the world Bill. The same ones who can not even congratulate you here on your coming wedding will be the first to tell you -after you win- that they were always behind you; and could you just keep your eyes open for a little appointment for them.

4/09/2008 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is assuming that he would win.

Bill Siskay will be re-elected.

But at least Bill will have his
new spouse to get behind...

4/09/2008 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Billy, my friend, watch your back carefully if Larry Begin, Moe Spitz and Curly Evans tell you they're behind you -- you'll still be picking the daggers out while our NDP MP Siskay is being sworn in again. Keep on truckin!

4/09/2008 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill will keep on truckin..

with bad wheel bearings and an engine that needs an overhaul
badly.

4/09/2008 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And Billy, my friend, watch your back carefully if Larry Begin, Moe Spitz and Curly Evans tell you they're behind you -- you'll still be picking the daggers out while our NDP MP Siskay is being sworn in again. Keep on truckin!"

Interesting. But the wedding will occur after the backstabbing. But none of this will happen if he can unite the civic party in Burnaby behind Richard Lee or others to defeat the incumbent mayor without worrying about being backstabbed by these three ex-TB councilors. And having a mayor that is popular to both conservatives and liberals endorse his candidacy may be even stronger than Paul Martin's own endorsement who as a Prime Minister introduced Bill as the "star candidate" as it will unite the anti-establishment votes behind him and have him upset the incumbent MP.

4/09/2008 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Interesting. But the wedding will occur after the backstabbing. But none of this will happen if he can unite the civic party in Burnaby behind Richard Lee or others to defeat the incumbent mayor without worrying about being backstabbed by these three ex-TB councilors. And having a mayor that is popular to both conservatives and liberals endorse his candidacy may be even stronger than Paul Martin's own endorsement who as a Prime Minister introduced Bill as the "star candidate" as it will unite the anti-establishment votes behind him and have him upset the incumbent MP."

here we go with that again.

Bill is hardly a 'star candidate'. He's a candidate that seems to get preferential treatment from his own party.

As for uniting the civic party, that isn't going to happen.

Team Burnaby did itself in, not those who left it.

4/09/2008 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bill is hardly a 'star candidate'. He's a candidate that seems to get preferential treatment from his own party.

As for uniting the civic party, that isn't going to happen."

If Bill Cunningham can defeat NDP in the VV's mayoral nomination race, why do you think it is impossible for him to endorse another candidate like Richard Lee to defeat a less prominent NDP figure comparing to Gregor Robertson.

As a star candidate in both prior elections, he is one of the few that can bring people back together for TB, much more so than Harry Bloy. There is no question if Richard Lee gets elected as the mayor of city, he may very well endorse Bill Cunningham's candidacy, and unlike Paul Martin's endorsement which scares conservatives miles away, that endorsement will actually matter.

4/10/2008 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Bill Cunningham can defeat NDP in the VV's mayoral nomination race, why do you think it is impossible for him to endorse another candidate like Richard Lee to defeat a less prominent NDP figure comparing to Gregor Robertson. "

Well lets start at the beginning. he hasn't done that yet.


As a star candidate in both prior elections, he is one of the few that can bring people back together for TB, much more so than Harry Bloy.

He's no 'star candidate'. Just a boy of privilege who gets everything political spoon fed to him. He's never run through a real nomination contest.


"There is no question if Richard Lee gets elected as the mayor of city,"

Richard isn't going to get elected as Mayor of the city.


"he may very well endorse Bill Cunningham's candidacy, and unlike Paul Martin's endorsement which scares conservatives miles away, that endorsement will actually matter.

Federal Liberals are a joke. They don't scare anyone anymore.

4/10/2008 6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He's no 'star candidate'. Just a boy of privilege who gets everything political spoon fed to him. He's never run through a real nomination contest."

In terms of the ability of signing up members, Tony "Mr. Democracy" Kuo was certainly no match in 2004. But to be appointed as the star candidate next by Paul Martin beat joining the nomination race and had effectively ended Mr. Kuo's any future prospect of contesting again him.

"Federal Liberals are a joke. They don't scare anyone anymore."

Right, so as much a joke as Richard Lee and rest of his federal liberal friends alike dont scare anyone anymore, they continue to hold off BCNDP contestants who I guess do scare voters off. It is almost certain that any leaving the city hall of run against BCLIB may not survive and that is why even with seven councilors in place in 2005, none of them ran against the BCLIB MLA's. And to say BCLIB's are weak when none of them have the guts to unseat these MLA's, is it of any surprise that the current sitting councilors will simply be content to run for re-elections which wont be the kinda of cakewalk they are expecting.

4/10/2008 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In terms of the ability of signing up members, Tony "Mr. Democracy" Kuo was certainly no match in 2004. But to be appointed as the star candidate next by Paul Martin beat joining the nomination race and had effectively ended Mr. Kuo's any future prospect of contesting again him.

Nice try, genius. It also killed any aspect of democracy within the
Burnaby Douglas federal Liberals. If Billy Boy had any real value he could have signed up far more members than Kuo. But that didn't happen so Martin took the stupid route and appointed him.


"Federal Liberals are a joke. They don't scare anyone anymore."

Right, so as much a joke as Richard Lee and rest of his federal liberal friends alike dont scare anyone anymore, they continue to hold off BCNDP contestants who I guess do scare voters off.


Well just barely, and Richard's provincial Liberal activity is seperate than the federal Liberals. The two parties are not constitutionally linked to each other.

"It is almost certain that any leaving the city hall of run against BCLIB may not survive and that is why even with seven councilors in place in 2005, none of them ran against the BCLIB MLA's."

Not nesseasarily true.


"And to say BCLIB's are weak when none of them have the guts to unseat these MLA's, is it of any surprise that the current sitting councilors will simply be content to run for re-elections which wont be the kinda of cakewalk they are expecting."

Don't be so sure. If the NDP gets back to being where it is traditionally in terms of political strength, there's trouble brewin' for your friends.

4/11/2008 4:58 PM  

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