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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

happy b-day petey!



That’s right ladies, Mr. Peter Mackay, the currently single and last ever leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, turns the big four-O today.

Mr. Mackay, who is now the Member of Parliament for Central Nova, was first elected in the riding of Pictou-Antigonish-Guysborough in 1997 under the leadership of then Tory leader (and for the time-being Quebec Liberal Premier) Jean Charest.

He's now lost the chance at beating Joe Clark’s record as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history.

In 1979, Mr. Clark was elected Prime Minister at the age of 39 (and actually turned 40 the next day).

Mr. Mackay, who is considered by many hacks and politicos to be a potential leadership candidate when Stephen Harper eventually steps down, may actually have a chance at taking the Tories over the top into a minority government (or so we here in daveberta think).

10 comments:

Nastyboy said...

I used to respect him before the pathetic scene after Barbie broke up with him.

He had to go "home to think" and have his impromtu photo-op in his spiffy orange boots, while he was planting taters with his Dad. So dispondent, so hurt, so confused.

Man-up Nancy!

Nastyboy said...

Happy birthday though, seriously dude.

daveberta said...

yeah, we thought the whole potato farm thing was a little lame and overdone as well.

Steve said...

1. Dave, what the hell's with this whole first person plural thing? Seriously, unless there're actually more than one of you now, I'm going to punch you in the throat next time I see you.

2. I never trusted MacKay. Then he killed my party.

daveberta said...

"1. Dave, what the hell's with this whole first person plural thing? Seriously, unless there're actually more than one of you now, I'm going to punch you in the throat next time I see you."

it's more interesting than using the normal (whatever you call it) person. but thanks for sending the love our way.

"2. I never trusted MacKay. Then he killed my party.

neither do we. we think he could win against Paul Martin though (though we wouldn't vote for his party under pretty much 99% of the circumstances out there).

interlocutor said...

It's funny: not long ago MacKay was viewed as an unprincipled backstabber for, on behalf of the former PC party, preemptively climbing into unite-the-right bed with Harper. But then, we've suffered unprincipled backstabbers for prime ministers before.

Anyway, how's his French?

daveberta said...

true dat. We don't think he would be much different as PM than most PM's.

And the French thing, it probably doesn't really matter. The Tories probably aren't going to win any seats in Quebec in the forseeable future anyway.

calgarygrit said...

There's also some talk he might replace John Hamm as Premier of Nova-Scotia...

If I were Peter, I'd stick around federally though since he's definitely the front-runner to replace Harper after the next election.

Nastyboy said...

"2. I never trusted MacKay. Then he killed my party.

Your party was dead way before Petey ever got a hold of it.

daveberta said...

"There's also some talk he might replace John Hamm as Premier of Nova-Scotia..."

I guess we'll now see... Hamm announced his retirement today...