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Memo to Gerry Nicholls: A Cons. partisan isn’t = to “grassroots opposition”

Gerry Nicholls, former VP of the National Citizens Coalition, and now columnist with the Sun chain of papers, has also got a blog up.  His attention was caught yesterday by an anti-Green Shift blogsite run by a fellow by the name of Barry Osmond in Guelph, which Gerry hails at his blogsite in this manner: “Grassroots opposition to the Liberal Carbon Tax is growing as evidenced by this cool new site”

Apparently, Gerry doesn’t read blogs much, because if he had, he’d know the progressive blogosphere has shown that Gerry Osmond is anything but a “average Guelph citizen”; he’s a Conservative partisan, as the blog Skinny Dipper showed a few weeks ago.  Maybe it’s just me, but having your name listed as one of the contacts to buy tickets for a Conservative Party fundraiser is rather darn good evidence of that, wouldn’t you say, Gerry? As Red Tory says at his site, this is nothing more then “Conservative Party partisans masquerading as average citizens”, and it appears Gerry either fell for this charade, without doing any investigation or reading up on Mr. Osmond,  or he decided to spin this as “grassroots” opposition.

Grassroots Conservative opposition, yes, but hardly an uprising from the average Guelph citizen.

You know, at Gerry’s homepage, it makes the claim that Gerry is one of Canada’s “Top 5 political minds in the country”.  It appears whoever made that claim is trying to be slightly facetious, but nevertheless, I’d say to qualify for that and make that claim true, Gerry needs to show he’s capable of more then being a partisan hack.  Perhaps “Top 5 political hacks” in the country would be a more fitting description.  At any rate, he certainly will fit in well as a “pundit” with the Sun chain.

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