Monday, September 25, 2006

The Italian Job

As someone with Italian blood running through my veins, I think it gives me the moral latitude to say this to the two Liberal "victims"- STFU and quit disgracing yourself, your nationality and the party you profess to love. Absolutely shameful to listen to two grow men blame their own failings on race and bigotry. Volpe and Gagliano have used a crutch that is so ridiculous I still can't fathom the rationale. Real leadership amounts to taking responsibility, not hiding behind some non-existent bogeyman.

Any ethnic group that is the subject of real racism should be offended at such a callous use of the term. Who knew that white Europeans where being held down by the "man". Next time I am at the back of the bus, Volpe or Gagliano better not be there. Unbelievable, and one of the most embarrassing days I can remember. Shame on two cowards who demonstrate why they are really "outsiders"- no scruples and a disturbing lack of character. And to think, this cad will speak in the convention hall. How low can you go Joe?

6 comments:

Miles Lunn said...

Good post! These guys are absolute disgrace. I am glad Gagliano has been banned from the party and we need to get rid of Joe Volpe. Their ethnicity has nothing to do with it, it is their sleazy tactics. No one is going after Maurizio Bevilacqua, Albina Guarnieri, or Joe Fontana who are also all of Italian decent. The reason is they are honest and ethical politicians, something that Volpe and Gagliano seem to not understand.

Winnipeg Liberal said...

Volpe's claims of ethnic persecution aside, there may be some merit to his claim that he's the victim of a smear.

As I've written at my place, what ties together StopIggy, yesterday's Ekos poll, the Star story on Volpe and these allegations against Ignatieff is the abuse of Liberal membership lists.

Mike said...

Well said.

Miles Lunn said...

You should check my petition on Joe Volpe at http://www.petitiononline.com/volpe/petition.html if you think this slimeball needs to dropout and do it soon.

Freudian Slip said...

What slime! Thank you for not being afraid to say so. Let's keep fighting (and blogging) America!
Matt

Crescent Canuck said...

I dont think there is any systematic discrimination against Italians in politics.