Sunday, March 12, 2006

When All Else Fails.... Roadtrip!!!!

Things haven't been going so well for Canada's new P.M. so Mr Harper taking a play straight out of the Roveian book of political diversion, has made a top secret trip to Kandahar. Our heroic leader, decided it was best to leave his domestic squabbles aside, and make an impromptu visit to our troops. See,our most wise leader knows that any debate as to why we as a country are fighting in Afghanistan, would do nothing but demoralize our fine men and women in uniform. It seems that our troops after a long day, avoiding landminds, hunting for terrorists, and appeasing a wartorn population, like nothing better than to curl up in front of the satellite television, and watch CPAC, Newsworld, or NewsNet. If in these quiet times of refection they see that back home here in Canada we might actually give a damn as to why they are there, than well damn it their wills will be broken, and their mission destined to fail. So good on ya Harpo, cheer up them troops, but hurry back, seems there are some things like say the Ethics Commissioner, um Ambassadors that have been asked to resign, and oh ya the running of a country to take care of.


Anonymous CuriosityKilledTheCat said...

The Real Story behind Harper, Emerson, Stronach and the Ethics Commissioner:

Funny how most people just do not get it. There are cries from the New Tories and their supporters that Harper should move on to other business, that the business of the new Parliament in April will be delayed by a sideshow, that the real work of governing needs to be attended to ...

Wrong, folks.

The 2006 election was about ethics in government. The New Tories under Harper made that a cornerstone of their campaign, and belaboured the Liberal government every chance they had on this issue.

The election results showed that the voters wanted a new system of ethics in Parliament, and were punishing the Liberals for their sense of entitlement, their indifference to voter's concerns, their tardiness in responding to ethical issues immediately they arose.

All the rest was peripheral.

The name of the game was ethics on the Hill, and Harper was sent to run the Hill and clean up Parliament. That was what the voters gave him a limited mandate to do, and what they expect him to do.

Now Harper has to deliver on his promises to clean up Parliament and party behaviour. And to behave ethically in doing so.

And Harper is failing in this task; failing with two rash appointments, failing with his refusal to obey the law with respect to the Ethics Commissioner. All the rest does not count. Hear me? All the rest does not count.

If Mr Clean does not clean up Ottawa, then the voters will send him packing as soon as they get the chance. It is as simple as that.

Do and act like you promised.

3/13/2006 11:04 a.m.  
Blogger pinkocanuck said...

have you ever known a politician to act on political promises or rhetoric.... electioneering is easy, governing is hard. the tories promised the moon, with ethics to boot... they only thing that will keep them in power longer than say a year, is the fact that the canadian public is suffering from a bad case of election fatique, and well the 250,000,000 dollar election price tag aint so good for the bottom line. that being said, if the tories think that they can govern like they have a majority, and try to ram through controversal and conservative legislation,eg. banning same sex marriage, abortions, or signing up to the white elephant that is the weaponization of space, than their reign will certainly be short lived. should be fun.

3/13/2006 5:30 p.m.  

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