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Eitan Gilboord (Conservative) | My Multi Partisan Valentine – 10 things I love About You
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“Valentine’s Day is a pseudo-holiday endorsed and propagated by the liberal media as a means of keeping the public’s mind off of gas plant scandals and tax increases!” is what I would say if I was asked to write about Valentine’s Day (can you tell I’m single?) But that’s not what I was asked to write about. The assignment for this week’s submission was to write a gushy love letter to a co-blogger. I was assigned my Liberal nemesis, Greta.

Now, let me clarify, I have never actually met Greta. However, I have read everything she has written for the blog, and we are also Facebook friends. So here’s a disclaimer: everything I say about Greta is conjecture and possibly inaccurate.

I think Greta is a 1st year student at McGill University and I know she is already very involved in politics. She is a Liberal who has very different beliefs and opinions than I, but is able to express those thoughts in a well put together and cohesive format. In spite of our philosophical differences, I have a lot of respect for someone who is so knowledgeable about politics, especially from such an early age. I can appreciate the fact that Greta truly wants to serve her country and make it a better place; I just disagree with the approach. But anyone who is as opinionated and passionate as Greta is truly deserving of applause.

Other things about Greta that I like include (according to Facebook) a mutually shared interest in writer Neil Gaiman, and the shared “liking” of Conservative Ministers John Baird and Chris Alexander. Oh, and we both were a part of the CJPAC high school program, which means Greta has excellent taste in grassroots, multi-partisan, political engagement organizations. These mutually shared interests tell me Greta is a wonderful individual who is at the peak of social awareness (for a politico).

Greta is a smart and talented young lady, who time after time proves to be a formidable foe in the blogosphere. I look forward to future duelling with Greta in the political world during what I am sure will be a very successful political career for her.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

**Disclaimer: At CJPAC, we strive to encourage debate and discussion – as they say, 2 Jews, 3 opinions. We have provided this forum as an opportunity for members of the Jewish and pro-Israel community to express their unique points of view. The opinions in this article are those of the author, and may not reflect the views of CJPAC, its staff or its officers. Our bloggers are also not official representatives of their Parties.