You have to wonder what goes through the mind of Liberal Bob Rae when he states, apparently with a straight face, to the media that he has no knowledge of Jean Chretien working the back-room trying to install him as “interim” leader.
“Mr. Chretien is very much a free agent in life. He cares about the party and he is free to speak his mind,”
“He’s not acting on anybody’s instructions. Whatever he’s doing, he’s doing on his own.” (see here)
Is it a pathological trait or does Rae believe the public is that stupid? Chretien’s daughter is married to the son of Power Corp’s Paul Desmarais which has Rae’s brother John on its Board of Directors.
Can you also imagine what the remnants of the Liberal party apparatus think of another behind-the-scenes leader instalment after watching Ignatieff decimate their party after being put there by the back-room boys?