Monday, October 22, 2007

Facebook Politicians

Here is the Facebook listing for Canadian politicians.

It appears that Dion is more popular here than in Quebec. Jack Layton is in second place while our PM places third.

Poor Gilles Duceppe has the least support
and he has no pic. And he can't blame Facebook for being Anglo it has hundreds of thousands of members in Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC .


Name:
Stéphane Dion
Supporters:
11,557
Name:
Jack Layton
Supporters:
9,137
Name:
Stephen Harper
Supporters:
6,815
Name:
Gilles Duceppe
Supporters:
377
While the guy who wants Dion's job may have a lot of friends in high places and the back rooms of the party but not on Facebook. He has a ways to go to catch up with Dion, Layton and Harper.

Name:
Michael Ignatieff
Supporters:
3,969
Lucky for him the other contender for Dion's job, unelected, Bob Rae doesn't have a profile on Facebook. Come to think of it neither does Gerard Kennedy.






In Toronto Liberal Martha Hall Finlay, unelected, is in a race with Dipper Peggy Nash, elected.

Name:
Martha Hall Findlay
Supporters:
259

Name:
Peggy Nash
Supporters:
289
While Olivia Chow of the NDP is in a neck and neck race with Belinda Stronach who is no longer a MP.

Name:
Olivia Chow
Supporters:
2,486

Name:
Belinda Stronach
Supporters:
2,455
There are 166 politicians listed and the majority are men. However women politicians on Facebook are more popular than the majority of their male counterparts.

And of these three are openly gay, Brison, Davis, and Siskay.

Scott Brison, Carolyn Bennet and Dr. Hedy Fry were all wannabe Liberal leader. Maybe Ruby will try next time.




Name:
Scott Brison
Supporters:
1,819
Name:
Ruby Dhalla
Supporters:
1,812

Name:
Libby Davies
Supporters:
1,237
Name:
Carolyn Bennett
Supporters:
987

Name:
Dr. Hedy Fry
Supporters:
745
Name:
Todd Russell
Supporters:
685

Name:
Irene Mathyssen
Supporters:
517
Name:
Tina Keeper
Supporters:
428
Name:
Maria Minna
Supporters:
405

Name:
Bill Siksay
Supporters:
363

Another neck and neck race is between these two, and McGuinty has more name recognition.

Name:
Rebecca Coad
Supporters:
354
Name:
David McGuinty
Supporters:
353
File this under Geekiest photo.

Name:
Gord Zeilstra
Supporters:
395
Poor Paul Martin remains the forgotten PM. Heck the other Martin is more popular.


Name:
Paul Martin
Supporters:
55

Name:
Pat Martin
Supporters:
156
The NDP, Liberals and even the BQ outnumber the Conservatives. In fact it's hard to find any Conservatives outside of the boss in Facebook. Must be the long arm of the PMO. Somebody forgot to send the memo to this guy though.

Name:
Bev Shipley M.P.
Supporters:
278
Of course there is always the possibility that being on Facebook could be embarrassing.

FRENCH government ministers have faced embarrassment from their own children whose entries on Facebook were aired to the public.

Francois Fillon / File

Embarrassed ... French PM Francois Fillon's son Antoine has revealed some of his favourite pastimes on Facebook / File

French Prime Minister François Fillon's son, Antoine, 22, is a member of several “high-brow” chat groups including "I am too proud of my poo" which has 93 members who discuss the "16 different types of turd", Telegraph.co.uk reporte


You even find wannabe politicians here. This guy is running against right-whingnut Calgary West Conservative Rob Anders.

Name:
Kirk Schmidt
Supporters:
311
Heck even a wannabe B.C. Green candidate has a profile.

Name:
Dan Grice
Supporters:
312
While this would be B.C. NDP MP is driving a solar car.

Name:
Julian West
Supporters:
245
Being the NDP Defense spokesperson who has taken the lead on opposing Harpers War has not hurt Dawn Black's popularity.

Name:
Dawn Black
Supporters:
221
Despite his efforts to be the Blogging MP Garth Turner seems to have overlooked Facebook.

Name:
Garth Turner
Supporters:
241
And there is even one Senator listed from Alberta no less. And no it's not Bert Brown. Rather it is former leader of the Alberta Liberal Party.


4 comments:

Dan McKenzie said...

Bob Rae is on facebook

eugene plawiuk said...

He may be but he ain't listed on their Canadian Politicians page.

Leroy said...

Wow, this guy really is a nutjob. Yet again, this guy and his blog is living proof of what happens to people when society writes them off. It funny how this guy can talk about people's profiles and photos, when you look at his photo, which pretty much says it all for a hobo.

eugene plawiuk said...

Who are you calling a hobo?