The Liberals now have themselves a leader who has blabbed confidential Liberal Party information to foreign government officials.
One June 16, 2009 cable – titled “Liberals begin to blink?” – describes a conversation that day between a counsellor at the embassy and Mr. Rae, then the party’s foreign affairs critic. According to the note, Mr. Rae was indicating Liberal MPs were not behind then-leader Michael Ignatieff’s recent election sabre-rattling.
Mr. Rae “admitted that, behind closed doors, the caucus had considerable reluctance to face the voters over the summer, but had been disinclined to try to overrule the relatively new leader,” the cable reads. “He claimed that Ignatieff had ‘made up his own mind’ on this brinkmanship approach without much, or perhaps any, internal consultations.”
Does anyone think Bob Rae would have been “elected” interim Liberal leader if this story had come out prior? And, if there was any doubt about the knives being out for Rae before, he had better be watching his back for sure now. (see here)