It's really a shame, although completely understandable, that Conservative HQ kept Julian Fantino away from the media with a pitchfork during the Vaughan by-election. Because every time this guy opens his mouth in front of a reporter, the results never fail to be entertaining.
"I think they [the Liberals] intended to hurt my campaign. The things they said ... a lot of them were absolute lies. They keep repeating [them]. I call it the Hitler Theory. You tell a lie often enough you hope that some people will believe it."
Shortly after the Nov. 25 byelection, Fantino drew fire when he drew comparisons between the campaign and Hitler, a comment he says was taken out of context.First of all, Julian, would you care to explain exactly what the context was that would make your comparison of the Liberals to Nazis something other than asinine? Because I'm not seeing it.
“A lot of this is show business and taking things out of context,”Fantino said. “What I did … refer to a process that I experienced and not cast aspersion on any particular person.
“That whole passage of history is unpleasant. And some of the things that happened to me on my campaign were unpleasant too.”
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff called on Fantino to apologize.
“Mr. Ignatieff can stand on his soapbox all he wants: I am not making any apologies,” Fantino said. “I feel like I was the victim and he should be apologizing to me.”