Liberals: Friday's found poem

people close to MPs

An associate of Mr. Manley    as one of the recipients put it

associates of Mr. McKenna    he was far removed

representatives of would-be candidates

avoid the optics of any indecent clamouring

avoid the optics

avoid optics


reports circulated in Ottawa

There were rumours

a senior party member

sources close to Mr. Dion

the betting among party insiders

By all accounts   He is said   Senior figures within the party profess  one source, who spoke on condition of anonymity   There have been some suggestions   Another long-time senior Liberal said

Joe Volpe, a Toronto Liberal MP, was first to say publicly that it’s time to go.

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