Monday, May 26, 2008

Followup to the below.

What CC said. Look, it takes a lot to get me to vote for a Liberal, as a rule. But it would be a hell of a lot easier if either the leader or the members of the party were doing anything. There's always talk, but nothing actually happens. There was a lot of talk about what Martha Hall-Findlay would do if we in Willowdale elected her. Well, she got elected. I see nothing that she has done. (And I'm shocked, simply shocked!) Christ, her fucking red bus has been parked across from Sheppard subway for months -- it may still be there, for all I know.

As I believe Idealistic Pragmatist has pointed out a few times, we don't actually have an Opposition -- at least, not in the Liberals. Maybe in the NDP and Bloc. What we have is a de facto grand coalition. The two largest parties are governing together: one explicitly, one tacitly. Given, then, that the policies of this government are policies that the Liberal Party of Canada clearly has no particular problem with, I see no reason to believe the rhetoric regarding Dion's sudden (1.5 years and counting = "sudden" to some) conversion into the savior of the Canadian way. Or to do anything other than point and laugh at those who do believe it.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Leadership.

Garth speaks here. He missed one, though. If you want a leader who'll talk a good game, but fold under the slightest pressure and completely fail to do his fucking job, you'll vote Liberal. (And you'll probably also bitch about Dippers "splitting the vote".)

Oh, and, I got a Wii, hence my productivity -- including this blog -- has gone to shit.