October 3, 2008
Last night during the all candidates meeting in Dunnville, Liberal candidate for Haldimand Norfolk Dr. Hoskins was given the unfortunate task of trying to follow an excellent and passionate closing speech by Gary McHale.
Perhaps he was rattled by the ovation that McHale had just received, perhaps he was missing Diane Finley who didn’t bother to show up, or perhaps he simply didn’t know how to handle a riding in which the Liberals are not dominant, but in any case he made a startling statement during his closing remarks.
“Listen, you know to be honest for a moment, Gary again I think he’s just you’ve provided these people with a very good argument of why they shouldn’t send you to Ottawa, (groaning from the audience) that that you uh have a very good understanding of a specific issue, and and um it’s a big riding, and politics is tough”
Does Dr. Hoskins suggestion that we should not send Gary to Ottawa because he’s needed here count as an official endorsement of his work in Haldimand County by the Liberals?
Would Dr. Hoskins be willing to share that view with Mitch Hoffman from the office of the Attorney General who has been riding the trumped up counselling mischief not committed charge against McHale as though it were murder?
Does his statement “to be honest for a moment” mean that it’s Liberal policy to be less than honest most of the time? Is this the official sign that the Liberal campaign has come to realize that McHale is a real threat?
Has anyone else noticed that Dr. Hoskins is completely out of touch with what’s happening in the riding of Haldimand Norfolk? I appreciate the humanitarian work the man has been doing around the world, but I think it’s left him completely unaware of what the issues facing those of us he hopes to represent are.
I’ve met Dr. Hoskins and I believe him to be a genuinely nice guy, but I just don’t feel that he’s someone who will be able to lower himself to the level of us average people, and I don’t honestly understand why he wants to try.
As a resident of this riding I’m happy to hear him acknowledge the incredible understanding that Gary McHale has of one of the core issues we’re facing, and I do hope he didn’t get his hand slapped too hard for it later as it’s about time we got some honesty out of a Liberal.