Take Down, The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown makes comeback in Brampton
The Political Comeback of the Decade
PB is better off away from the PC Party's nest of vipers. These Keystone Kops of politics, couldn’t organize a secret stab-in-the-back conference call any better than they could a one-car funeral.”— Christie Blatchford, National Post Newspaper
Who is on the right side of political history in Ontario?
Today, Optimum announces the Publishing date for Patrick Brown’s tell-all book Takedown, The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown. This searing critique of the rivals and colleagues who betrayed him, and the friends, family, and supporters who stood by him is a political story like no other.
In the most compelling political memoir this century, Brown takes you through his rise in politics, his successes and failures—and most importantly, the events that led to his swift fall from grace.
Even before the TV cameras went out, his closest advisors were headed for the exits, negotiating with rival campaigns that supposedly didn’t even exist. There’s no question that Brown was the victim of a smear job, but one paid for by whom? Liberal? PC Party? Bay Street? or rogue actors?
CHAPTER 5: NIGHT OF KNIVES
“I listened to my caucus, my team, my colleagues. I remember that early into the call, someone said, ‘Oh, that fucking Lisa has already gone out with a statement.’
"As I listened in, what I heard horrified me. Some of my colleagues had transformed into hyenas.”
Chapter 5 chronicles and captures Brown’s thoughts and emotions as he and Thompson (his communications director) listened to the caucus call for 20 minutes; until announcing they had been on the call for its entirety. This compelling chapter will take the reader through an emotional journey of what took place before and leading to his unintended resignation.
The call was released by Maclean's magazine a month later.Macleanswill release an interview on the book on November 15th.
The book is a who's who of both the past Liberal and present PC government as well as the, Conservative establishment both in Ontario and Ottawa.