I was hoping the ‘Citizen’ was a forum that would shun politics and instead focus on things that matter…you know, life, love and humour but I was wrong, Having perused the Citizen for a few weeks it’s easy to see that many love political comment….doh!
Anyway, against my better nature I’m going to pass along a few thoughts.
Now, I’ll start by saying that I previously made a decision to shun Canadian politics; it has made my life better and even saner. I’m still interested in elections though and can’t fathom why.
It will be fun to hear Steve yammer about his prudent management of our dollars. But he didn’t have to throw ga-gillions of borrowed money into pools, rinks and rec-centers thereby sending our debt into orbit; he could have told Jack and Iggie NO!
It would have been smarter in my opinion to write a generous check to all of us than to throw money around frantically like a horny lotto winner.
Next it will be sweet to hear Jack and Iggie raise the question of debt, when they are the ones who rabidly encouraged it. You know “you’re not rolling out the stimulus fast enough Harper!”
Then it will be great to hear Iggie preach about the lack of ethics in Steve’s gang when his gang was the one running around…guess where…in Quebec with suitcases full of money.
It will be awesome to listen to that preachy, whiney gadfly Liz May talk about the end of the world due to global warming when the whole country has moved on to Tsunamis and the war in Libya against the wackiest mass murderer ever… Kad-affy K-duck! And why is nobody protesting our adventure in the desert; it’s the same scene as Iraq.
It was riotous this week to see Jack look into the camera and say with pointed finger and head that “I am running to be your Prime Minister, not a bit player in parliament!” Like what a pretentious wanker. He’ll lead his party to it’s usual place yet again…last place.
For those of you who love Jack, all I see is the guy in the bar who elbows a young lady aside so the camera can see him jumping wildly for joy as Crosby pots the winner.
But Iggie doesn’t rile me, I actually feel sorry for him. Does anyone still watch the Simpsons, that great iconic comedy? Close your eyes when Iggie is lecturing someone and tell me if you hear the dour reverend Love-Joy?
I’ll wrap this up now by saying that I hate minority government, it often brings out the worst in our elected members and makes the top dog fudge its policies and principles.
So I’ll do what I usually DON’T do and vote for a Harper majority. After all a shy man who loves the Beatles, Stones, hockey and Canada trumps the transplanted Russian count and a lime-light seeking socialist…in my books anyway.
After the election, it’ll be back to strumming my Martin, reading the Psalms, writing columns, watching movies and loving life…a life ‘almost’ without politics!
P.S. Never forget, they are all going to pick your pockets. Your only consolation is that you get to pick who does it.