This was just to good not to link to. If it’s true that we should judge a person not by how they act in victory, but in how gracious they can be in defeat, Winnipeg’s Geoff Currier is in a whole heap of trouble. Proving agnostic as it relates to magnanimity, Currier – backed predominantly by Conservatives in a bid for city council – offered the following gem of a quote:
“Well, there’s still a lot of socialists in Manitoba and in Winnipeg. And Mr. Orlikow’s a socialist,” Currier said.
It’s a good thing that Currier has signaled that he has no plan to run again in the future. I should also offer a tip of the hat to Manitoba blogger Curtis Brown whose blog alerted me to this and who is generally a fine blogger and columnist worthy of greater attention than he receives.