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Saturday, August 02, 2008

two former politicians walk into a radio station...


Klein: "Jean, welcome to The House."

Chretien: "I'm happy to be in your house Ralph, but happy to be out of the other House (of Commons). There is a good life after politics."

Klein: "Yeah, I'm doing a lot less and making a lot more money."

Chretien: "Same for me Ralph, but when we were in politics we weren't in it for the money, but for the fun of it." It would be hard to imagine the personality-challenged antagonists of today -- specifically Stephen Harper, Stephane Dion, Alberta's Ed Stelmach or Ontario's Dalton McGuinty -- engaging in respectful chummy talk now or even a few years after they leave office.


Anonymous said...

My favorite part:

When talking about health care, Klein said something like, "when I was premier, everyone was against me - Friends of Medicare, The Raging Grannies..."

calgarygrit said...

Ralph and Chretien always got along well, even when they were using each other as straw men. Don Martin’s book on Klein mentions that Klein said he would have run federally for the Liberals (in ’88 I think) had Chretien been the leader.