For the most part, MP Justin Trudeau has avoided evoking his father's memory during the Liberal leadership campaign.
That is until last night.
According to a series of tweets by one Michael Kydd (aka @kydder), he had an encounter with Justin on a Porter Airline flight on Tuesday evening.
At one point, Kydder passed a written note to the Liberal front runner asking him: "Can you really beat Harper?"
Trudeau replied with: "Just watch me."
— Michael Kydd (@Kydder) March 20, 2013
"Just watch me" of course was the famous — or infamous depending on your point of view — line Pierre Trudeau used in October 1970 during the FLQ crisis in Quebec. When asked how far he would go with reducing civil liberties as part of his invocation of the War Measures Act, the senior Trudeau said: "Just watch me."
According to the Toronto Star, Justin Trudeau confirmed that he indeed did write the note to Kydd.
Interestingly, many people in the Twittersphere don't think it was a smart idea to write that.
— Norman Spector (@nspector4) March 20, 2013
And here are a pair of 'juicy' quotes from Senator Doug Finley who, incidentally, was also the Conservative Party campaign manager in the last two elections.
Only in the Liberal Party could the first Canadian in space lose to a guy like that... #cdnpoli (2/2)
— Doug Finley (@SenatorFinley) March 20, 2013
(Photo courtesy of @kydder on Twitter)
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