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Monday, October 30, 2006

michael ignatieff meets daveberta.

That's right. Dr. Michael Ignatieff, MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore had the pleasure of meeting me yesterday afternoon at a reception here in Edmonton. Overall, I think he was fairly impressed with me and my question asking abilities.

Though I wasn't anywhere near to being blown away, I was fairly impressed with Ignatieff's performance, though he is very much a podium speaker and needs to work on his non-podium speaking posture.

Like I've said before, I don't necessarily agree with all of his ideas and policies, but I do respect that they are well thought out and that he is able to defend them with academic arguments.

And of course, being the political junkie that I am, I couldn't leave the event without Chairman Ignatieff to sign one of his little red books for me...


Anonymous said...

I feel similarly regarding his politics. But he's fairly easy to respect, and intelligently disagree/agree with. I certainly wouldn't pass up on an opportunity to meet him.

Olaf said...

Did he sign his name with the pen in his teeth, or was he holding it between his elbows? Seriously that's pretty bad.

Anonymous said...

I am now supporting Iggy on the second ballot (even though his writing looks like straw).

Nastyboy said...

How much will an autograph from a historical footnote go for on ebay?