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Re: Nobody's Baby
Enjoyed your info about Sheila Copps..This is defintely on the list to buy
for my library. where I work...Thanks Claire Simmonst
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From: "Rory Sinclair" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: Nobody's Baby
> Dear Donald:
> I feel I have to say a little something here with regard to brouhaha
> developing on iron undepants.
> First I will tell a wee story that occurred here about 15 years ago.
> During a Parliamentary Debate, The Honourable Sheila Copps, now Secretary
> State in the present Liberal governement, was once taking to task the
> Honourable John Crosbie, then I believe Minister of Finance in the Tory
> Government of Brian Mulroney.
> Sheila was an excellent debater, and on this occasion, got a very good
> into the hide of Mr. Crosbie. John Crosbie had been bested, he knew it
> he began his response with "Listen Baby, you should learn how to keep
> voice down" Sheila rose to her feet and on a point of personal priviledge
> shouted back in perfect pitch " I am NOBODY'S BABY". It was not entirely
> obvious at the time, but it became a rallying point for women who had felt
> for years that no matter how smart they were or how right they were,
> somebody was always going to say "Dear"" Honey" or "Baby".
> Sheila Copps went on to write her biography and the title was, you guessed
> it "Nobody's Baby"
> John Crosbie, a wonderful Newfoundland character that he was (and is),
> seen by all to have stepped over a line and it followed him the rest of
> political life.
> The problem as I see it is this Donald: when you, or anyone does this,
> patronizes the receiver out of existence -- as is their woman-hood
> invalidates any statement they make and that is a problem for me.
> Thanks for your many other contributions however.
> Rory in Toronto.
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