Sunday, February 20, 2005

Winnipeg Sun: NEWS - Mr. Dithers goes global

More on Mr Martin or Mr Dither of the fiberals -chuckle - It looks like the name will stick

Winnipeg Sun: NEWS - Mr. Dithers goes global: "Sun, February 20, 2005

Mr. Dithers goes global

By Bill Rodgers
It's a politician's worst nightmare -- a disparaging name that sticks. For Dalton McGuinty's Ontario Liberals, it's Fiberals. Now, Prime Minister Paul Martin just can't shake the nickname Mr. Dithers. The prestigious British mag, The Economist -- a Martin cheerleader when he was finance minister -- has shifted gears, publishing an article last week under the headline 'Mr. Dithers and his distracting fiscal cafeteria.'
The magazine says Martin's solution to every problem he confronts as PM is to throw money at it, adding, he is preoccupied with courting popularity 'by parading a generous social conscience.'
In the Commons on Friday, the opposition jumped all over the Mr. Dithers moniker. Conservative Deputy Leader Peter MacKay gave it a workout while demanding the government produce a plan to reduce air pollution.
Here's a sample: 'We've had the Mad as Hell tour, the What the Hell tour and now Mr. Dithers Goes Global. While the prime minister his gaseous emissions minister continue to dither, emissions are rising. When will the dithering stop and some decisiveness begin?"
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