Monday, December 19, 2005
just for the canucks...
wellll it certainly is election time in good old Canada. mmmm boy. Here's what I noticed today and found that I love; you could virtually win an election in Canada just by being the wittiest. Because let's face it, we all know that the way the House is set up, it'd have to be a whopping Conservative majority for anything to get too damn screwed up and since they can't seem to find any votes east of Kenora, it seems that often things get taken kind of lightly.
Well that's kind of bullshit but I needed and intro to these words of the major party leaders I found that made me laugh all afternoon...:
"What family doesn't look forward to a gathering together on Christmas, sipping on hot chocolate, and sharing the joy of seeing Stephen Harper appear as Scrooge on TV?" — Liberal Leader Paul Martin on the timing of the election campaign.
"I'm not very good at cards, but I don't cheat." — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to a group of seniors playing bridge at a photo op in Guelph, Ont. At least one senior was not impressed by the remark. "I could have said that I'm a card-carrying Liberal and I don't cheat either," said Fred Fletcher.
"The NDP so far." — Another bridge player at the same photo op, when Harper asked the group who was winning.
“I was trying to think of any accomplishments of the Conservative party in the last 12 years, and the only one I could think of was that they changed their name three times.” — NDP Leader Jack Layton on the party that was formed from a merger between the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance, formerly the Reform party.
“He wants to transform Canada into a big Wal-Martin.” — Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe on Liberal Leader Paul Martin’s focus on increasing Canada’s competitiveness in the global market, which Duceppe says will lead to lower salaries in this country.
I suppose that goes with his army and his spies." — Martin on Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe's proposal to set up a Quebec hockey team to compete in international tournaments.
jack layton, leader of the NDP party