In the era of digital democracy nothing is certain and the case for Stephane illustrates the power of the people. An evolving on-line petition aimed at convincing Stephane Dionne to stay on as leader of the LPC is at this very moment gaining momentum.
Canadians from all walks of life are swamping the site to show their support for the little intellectual who would. Directly from the site I've taken the liberty of lifting some of the more poignant pleas.
|555.||Celine Dion||He's my brother!|
From the Gay Community
|549.||Niel and Bob||You can come over to the gay rights party, it's just a party and BYOB.|
|538.||The Marijuana Party||Our only hope to have marijuana legal is gone|
|533.||J.C. Reid QC||Stephane Dion is one BIG THANKSGIVING TURKEY & Conservatives are still giving thanks. ARGH!|
|Larry||.....Can I please have some more Kool Aid please?|
|405.||Celmo Muckridge||Why that speech Mr. Dijon gave on the picture box near made me cry. I swear that is a smrt man and he don't deserve no shuckin and trashin like he done got. Yesiree that man is smrt.|
|598.||Mother Cherniak||Stephane gives my boy a reason to live|
|480.||P.E. Trudeau||A true Liberal intellectueal and he should tap into his Dionmania side.|
|310.||Scott Janke||Can't we just let him start over again?|
Not so much
|307.||D. Legace||Stephane should stay but not as leader. We can find him a spot in the mail room|
It's clear to this citizen reporter that a political groundswell is afoot. At the time of this filing nearly one thousand Canadians had weighed in support of Dear leader Dionne.
More as this develops:
I've just checked the "Stephane is a Leader" site and just as I suspected the tsunami of support for Steph is swelling. As the poll surges towards the millennium mark many more concerned Canadians are speaking out.
|878.||Dion's Mom||Stephane..did you clean your room like I asked you to?|
|848.||John McCallum (again)||Stephane, I drink to your success! Burp!|
There have been instances of cyber-vandalism on the site including:
Grumpy old men
|790.||David Suzuki||You did it all wrong, you idiot. we need someone else|
Grumpier old men
|668.||jackass||stop encouraging him...|
All in all the fate of a defeated/interim/retired leader is in the balance and an
anxious nation waits.