Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This is not cool...

Internal Liberal politics is a strange animal, especially Young Liberal politics. It used to be a real insiders game, but the OYL roots are trying to open things up. They want to end this type of tomfoolery and the other team, well they are not.

This facebook invitation came across my desk today through email. This is from a Queens Park staffer and former OYL executive finishing his term, offering his friends (non political) a free hotel weekend of boozing in Hamilton if they vote for his boy. This is not how Young Liberal politics should work, this is not portraying young Liberals in a good light....

Event Info
The 2nd Annual Team Kerr Piss Up
The Libs
Causes - Rally
Time and Place
Start Time:
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 5:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 1:00pm
Courtyard Marriot Hamilton
1224 Upper James Street
Hamilton, ON

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Contact Info
Our dear friend Shawn and his team have some serious competition for votes at this year's OYL Annual General Meeting. So once again.... it's up to the rest of us.For those that missed last year's festivities in Kingston, it can honestly be said that it was one of the most redonkulous weekends of the year.Take a few hundred Young Liberals with a genuine interest in this country's politics. Now add a bunch of our idiot friends, genuinely interested in the politics of being shitfaced, and you've got yourself a recipe for a great weekend.Free hotel weekend, free booze. All you have to do is get your ass out of bed in the morning to vote for our boy.Seriously, none of you have anything better to do.If you have any questions, contact Shawn at shawnkerr@gmail.com and he'll fill you in. See you there.

This content from a facebook event appeared in my mailbox today.

This is not cool, getting free hotel rooms for your friends, while Liberals pay full delegate price and full prices for their rooms. I hope its an honest mistake or a joke, but it looks real to me. Is this how the Beyond slate is getting their vote out? Voting for their boy by bringing in "social Liberals". Staffers should pay full price, they aren't at work. They should especially pay if they are taking a side in the OYL election. Their friends should also pay, looks like the event went invisible.

I like the grassroots even more.


Unknown said...

come out and vote for "our boy"?

does that mean that kerr is running for....uh...Northern coordinator for Beyond? Because that is the only spot left available - unless he's trying to pull his friends to vote for randos and avoid telling them he's not on the ballot until they're properply "pissed up."

What an embarrassment to OLP.

Jamie Callingham said...

Good question, ask him?

Anonymous said...

Shut up dude. We just want to party and have a good time. We campaign hard, and now we deserve to get drunk for free.

Maybe if you weren't such a wiener you could get drunk and laid at a convention too.

Kerr is an awesome guy, and you're not. And MRB is going to lose big, so screw you!

Anonymous said...

Jacob should do the right thing and put out a statement denouncing this. If he doesn't it only proves that he supports it.

Where exactly is Beyond getting all of this money from to pay for all of these people?

Anonymous said...

No wonder the youth wing of the party gets no respect.

Anonymous said...

Especially with clowns like Cool guy. By Campaign hard, it means they use QP time to make phone calls from Dalton's office.

Anonymous said...

Yup, the Liberals aren't about public service, inclusivness, or good government at all. You "campaigned hard" so now the party owes you something, right Cool Guy?

A real Liberal would never say such a thing. You work in a campaign because you believe in the candidate and the leader, not because you feel they owe you something.

If Cool Guy is a representation of how the young liberals in Ontario are going, i'm quite glad I aged out long ago. It seems now the OYL is filled with immature, beer-guzzling, political hacks only involved for jobs, free beer and some sort of status. What a pathetic joke the young liberals have become.

Anonymous said...

shawn kerr, who's a Queen's Park employee, should be fired for such tacticts. the fact he works for QP and can't run should have been warning enough for him to stay out

Anonymous said...

all of the beyonds team works at QP. plus mcguinty is giving them staff people and money to win. clearly OLP approves of these tactics.

Anonymous said...

another reason to vote for oyl roots. let's move out of the sandbox.