Eloquence in politics
I found the following at The Toronto Star, by outgoing Québec premier Bernard Landry. Although I know little about M. Landry’s politics, I can’t help but be impressed by the humility and eloquence of his departure:
Earlier today, Landry appeared gracious when asked whether he was saddened by the PQ’s return to the opposition benches after its defeat at the polls.
“No,” replied Landry, 66, who has announced he will not run in the next election.
“Because in a democracy – I said this to the lieutenant-governor – the people are never wrong. They put us where we belong.
“They put us in government, they put us in opposition. We must welcome these two events in the spirit of public service and do our work with ardour.”
Comment by Patrick
Well Doug as someone who follows Quebec issues closely, I will say I agree with his sentiments and that he has grace here (if he in fact wrote it himself).
At the same time please keep in mind that this man was the leader of a party trying to break up our country and a party that supports discriminatory legislation aimed at marginalizing a segment of the population. So grace or no grace “na na na na…. na na na na… heh heh heh… goodbye!”
One thing the Pequistes have always been good at is losing well. Certainly better than the alternative.