Michelle Rempel ponders Conservative leadership run in series of late-night tweets
'I'm a 35-year-old chick. We're not supposed to do these sorts of things': Rempel says in 1 of several tweets
Michelle Rempel, the outgoing minister of state for Western economic diversification, caused quite a stir on Twitter last night when she aired her thoughts about the leadership of the Conservative Party in the wake of its poor showing in Monday's federal election.
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The Calgary MP, who will be returning to the House of Commons after winning her seat in Monday's election, asked the Twitterverse to reflect on the role of young women in politics: "Are you ready for someone like me ... I mean, I'm too brash, impetuous and abrasive, right?"
Her series of tweets started off simply.
Just not ready is no longer an argument. Times have changed.—@MichelleRempel
Almost immediately, Twitter users began to take notice.
Michelle Rempel's late-night leadership soliloquy is building to a crescendo. Tune in: <a href="https://t.co/pzccZjv2nO">https://t.co/pzccZjv2nO</a>—@kainagata
Michelle Rempel appears to be announcing her run for Leader of the Opposition…in middle of the night on Twitter. <a href="https://t.co/AuUvIM8KQE">https://t.co/AuUvIM8KQE</a>—@ottguy
As the conversation continued, Rempel became more frank in her tweets.
All your DMs with DO IT aren't helping. I'm a 35 year old chick. We're not supposed to do these sorts of things, you know.—@MichelleRempel
I mean, I'm too brash, impetuous and abrasive, right?—@MichelleRempel
Maybe I should take a little time - good things come to those who wait. I'm a bit too aggressive. Maybe the base won't understand me.—@MichelleRempel
Maybe I need to prove myself a little more.—@MichelleRempel
Rempel, forget those 43 CBC panels, and the 15 years of successful campaigns you've managed for the Party. Or the money you've raised.—@MichelleRempel
Right? That's how it works.—@MichelleRempel
Even though you were born Michelle Marie Godin in French Manitoba, your French is slightly shitty. That rules you out. Not your time.—@MichelleRempel
Pay your dues, rub some of green off of you.—@MichelleRempel
Nevermind that your pre political CV is pretty okay, by any standard.—@MichelleRempel
You rub some of our caucus the wrong way.—@MichelleRempel
Just....bide your time.—@MichelleRempel
As party, we have some pretty incredible people who move the ball forward on the field. Now is the time to recognize all of them...—@MichelleRempel
...and set any preconceived notions aside.—@MichelleRempel
My party can reflect all of Canada.—@MichelleRempel
Hell, it already does.—@MichelleRempel
She's a bit too authentic.—@MichelleRempel