Sunday, April 17, 2011
We’ll get what we deserve
The national political scene has become a circus. I’m still trying to figure out why the separatist leader in Quebec was participating in a NATIONAL political debate on television when all he cares about is Quebec. Include Duceppe in the French-language debate if you will, but frankly, I could care less what he thinks and what he wants. All I ever hear him whining about is how rough things are in Quebec. How do you spell a-c-c-o-m-m-o-d-a-t-i-o-n?
From my perspective, tory leader Stephen Harper becomes less trustworthy by the day. Turns out that just before he shut down parliament for the vote, he engineered a big increase in pay for his top political staff. I’m beginning to wonder if there are any pork barrels in this country he hasn’t topped up. He becomes more unpalatable every time I see his manicured & coiffed mug on TV.
The grit leader Michael Ignatieff may have written a handful of books and is a recognized scholar, but I’m sorry Mikey, your attempt at becoming the common-man is as phoney as Harper’s stylized image. While I’m sure you intellectually understand liberal principles, I still don’t see you as being a convert.
As for smilin' Jack Layton, if he really believes and practices NDP philosophy, why was his campaign stop in St. John’s scheduled for one of the most expensive hotels in the city? Is that a harbinger of things to come? I had actually thought about going to hear what he had to say until I realized it was at the Delta. It's not as if they needed a room that could hold a thousand people.
I realize this focuses on the national leaders rather than the local candidates but locally in St. John's South-Mount Pearl, as far as I can tell, from what I’ve read on their individual websites, none of them qualify for my vote. I’m not prepared to vote for someone just because they carry a specific political banner or are a recycled tory or whatever.
We’ll get what we deserve in government and very little will change.
Time to move on to other things like arrogant St. John’s drivers.