When Senator Patrick Brazeau suggested a charity boxing rematch next year , Justin Trudeau declined with the following explanation:
“I got to check off the little box on my bucket list that said, ‘Get in a real fight, participate in a boxing match.’ I’m a parliamentarian, not a boxer,” he said. “I was glad to raise as much money as we did but I will not be in any boxing matches anymore, I’ve got work to do.”
So now we see that Trudeau’s true motive wasn’t so much for charity as for his personal aspirations. If he were truly interested in charity wouldn’t he have left that door open?
What could possibly be going on in a year’s time that might cause a little boxing match to become such an encumbrance? A Leadership Race perhaps?
Oh yes we know Justin said the time was not right with such a young family, but what if this is his moment to really shine?
And those pics portraying Trudeau as winner would be so tempting to use in a campaign.
So why would he want to risk a loss and all the ensuing humiliation by agreeing to a rematch? You can see the logic – Quit while you’re ahead.
Boxing match – √_
Liberal Leader – __
Prime Minister – __
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We love you Justin. We totally do. Pleeeeeze be our prime minister – Pure gold from Kelly McParland
Justin for leader! Okay, maybe not – Margaret Wente:
…Justin strikes me as a decent enough guy – expressive, warm and good-looking, like his mother, but also completely innocent of the qualities necessary to revive the fortunes of a party that doesn’t have a clue what it should stand for any more. He’s also from Quebec, which is a fatal liability. The economic and political power of the country have all gone west.
What the Liberals really need is not a handsome fellow with a famous name. They need a manly-girl from Alberta. Those gals can outpunch them all.
Come to think of it, wouldn’t Alison Redford be perfect?
After Danielle wins of course.
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April 5 Update
Trudeau rules out leadership run – Sun. Yeah right.