Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the
round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're
not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify
them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change
things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the
crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs
US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 - 2011)

Monday, January 17, 2011

John Crosbie, The Telegram, 17 January, 2011

On the provincial front, Crosbie was surprised at the lack of interest in the top Progressive Conservative job vacated when former premier Danny Williams dramatically quit politics last month.
“ This hasn’t happened too often,” said the former Tory warrior who proudly bears the scars of both federal and provincial leadership battles.
Just one potential contender — a small business owner with thin ties to the provincial party — arose to challenge Premier Kathy Dunderdale, hand-picked for the interim job by Williams. But the party rejected the legitimacy of Brad Cabana’s support among bona fide Tory members. He has appealed the decision.
“When I ran in the federal leadership (in 1983), our polling indicated I had the support of about three per cent of the delegates,” Crosbie recalled. “I said: ‘ Shag it. I don’t care if there’s three per cent. I’ll try it anyway.’
“Nothing would stop me running if there was a leadership.”
He finished a strong third behind Mulroney and Joe Clark.


  1. The most important part of crosbie's interview is missing, although understandably so with your current pursuits in mind. The article also referred to the upcoming discussion regarding the shared border and security measures harper and obama are talking about implementing

    This serious impediment to our sovereignty these pseudo-politicans are pursuing is the story here, not the old goats reflections on his sordid best forgotten past.

    Crosbie is an elite just like the rest of 'em. Best someone find him a seat and a blanket before this gets rough.

  2. Anonymous, firstly I don't respect the opinion of anyone who leaves a comment like this without putting their name down - kinda gutless from my point of view. Second, if you really are from the Hare Bay area you should know many of my family members - the Mahers. We also don't take crap, as you put it, so be a good little man, and toodle along.The Newfoundlanders I know out class you by a mile - at least.


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