Now this is funny…
First is Bennett’s letter:
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Letter to the Toronto Star sent this evening
‘I was a participant in the conversation Mr. Persichilli’s cites in his Dec. 6 column. He was not. I participated in a conversation about ensuring that Michael Ignatieff becomes the next Prime Minister of Canada. The column is a fiction of the columnist’s own device. He has done himself serious damage as a political commentator.’
Then we have Rae’s letter:
Letter to the Editor,
Angelo Persichilli’s column in the Sunday Star is full of fiction and false statements. At no time did he or anyone from the Star call me to check any of the non-existent “facts” in the article.
The premise of the article – that I “called” a meeting (to be held at the bar of the Chateau Laurier) is completely untrue. After a dinner honouring Senator Grafstein I went to the hotel and saw two colleagues in the bar, who promptly waved me over. We were joined later by another colleague.
The “conversation” described in Mr Persichilli’s article is fictional. It never happened in any way described by him, and the views he ascribes to me and others are false.
Michael Ignatieff -the leader of my caucus and party – has my full support. Since my return to active politics in 2006 I have done everything I can to be an effective member of the Liberal team, and I shall continue to do so.
Why the Star would print such an unfounded piece of writing is beyond me, but I have no choice but to respond.
Also: (see previous post here)