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  • First of all, I agree that the use of the word vendu was carefully considered - considered, and rejected because (a) neither Harper nor anyone in his braintrust believe Dion is a vendu, and (b) because it would have a massive negative backlash from - guess who - respected opinion leaders like Coyne (I ignore Jason's objection here since whatever he says will just be chalked up to partisan outrage).

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Aaron, buddy -- I'm well aware of what the literal meaning of the phrase vendu tel quel is.

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  • Andrew, I know you are aware of the phrase, but it seems that in the rush to jump on the word vendu too many people are forgetting the context here.

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  • Not only is it plausible deniability but you know damn well that, especially because Dion has been called vendu by the separatists, that people will debate whether they meant to call him that or not.

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  • Cherniak, Coyne and Wells go nuts - in descending order of apoplecty, over the allegation that some of the Tory attack ads call Stephane Dion a traitor "vendu".

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Perhaps because to them 'vendu tel quel' does not even remotely call to mind 'vendu', in the same way that "fat chance" doesn't bring obesity to mind.

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  • Then again, your party would know, since it was the Martinites who shouted "vendu" at JC back in the day.

    Lost In Translation

  • The word "vendu" was just magically used without any thought for what else it might mean.

    Lost In Translation

  • Separatists have been calling Dion "vendu" for years.

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  • Are you telling me that francophone Quebeckers don't understand the difference between the words "vendu" and "vendu tel quel"?

    Lost In Translation

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