Let The Healing Begin?

I happened to be passing through the lobby during the last morning of the NDP convention today when I came upon Dwain Lingenfelter threatening to have a party member charged with assault while the member was being physically restrained by two other people. 

I didn't see the start of the incident but from what I was able to glean, it sounds like the member had bumped into Link with his shoulder, possibly after having an exchange relating to this story where Link appeared to be contradicting the will of the party's membership almost immediately after winning the leadership.

I don't know if Lingenfelter feels that he's begun reaching out to the supporters of other campaigns as he promised to do in his acceptance speech.  But obviously, they've begun reaching out to him! 

(Bad joke, I know.  But I share the frustration of many in that it appears that Mr. Lingenfelter's words are empty – both in terms of how he intends to be a leader of all NDP members and also in how swiftly he appears to be ignoring the will of the majority of the delegates at convention who voted for a strongly worded anti-nuke resolution.)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Can't we all just get along here?
    Nukes are the only way to go to keep out carbon footprint to a minimum. Clean, safe and think of all those high paid union jobs associated with the power plant, it's a win win all the way…….

    Posted 08 Jun 2009 at 11:14 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    As someone who was with you when the brou haha broke out, I felt the exact same way Jason.
    By the way, great work on the blog following the campaign. New Democrats across the province owe you a debt of gratitude for your insight!

    Posted 08 Jun 2009 at 5:24 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    I'm in favour of a reactor if we can build it outside your house! 😉

    Posted 13 Jun 2009 at 3:43 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks Noah. It was a pretty surreal moment. I was thinking about it after and I may even have heard Link say “You wanna go?” I may have imagined that though.

    Posted 13 Jun 2009 at 3:45 pm

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