Person mentioning being at an airport, in the days following the October 19 election. Seeing young person covered in Conservative regalia. Mentioning how person was admirable in maintaining public convictions.
Reminded me of meeting a Senator in the mid-1990s. Went to her office and greeted by huge picture of Brian Mulroney. Her message: if you have a problem with him, you have a problem with me. This at a time when the former Prime Minister remained decidedly unpopular.
Have client where, year after year, large picture of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau greets whoever comes into the office. Doesn’t matter what year, what decade, what party in power.
Admirable that convictions can be so firm. Distinct lack of power-seeking opportunism of the moment.