Paulie Wanna Cracker?
I know that most of you that come to check out this blog don't give much more than a rat's derrière about politics, but it is nothing less than hilarious to watch a government self-destruct. Who would have imagined, even a few motnhs ago, that the Liberals could go from such a commanding lead in the polls to mucking about in the company of those other parties, you know, those ones that were, like geeks and nerds, never cool enough to truly matter. Moreover, the Liberals-- or, er, "Team Martin," or as I call them, "Paulie and the Paulettes"-- did this to themselves. Oh, it warms my heart to see arrogance, hypocrisy, and outright idiocy rewarded in kind. Jean Chrétien must be feeling atitter right now. Anyone remember that scene from The Hunt For Red October when the Soviet Ambassador (Joss Ackland) is forced to ask the Nation Security Advisor (Richard Jordan) for help when a second submarine is lost, and Jordan says, savouring the situation, something to the effect of "You lost another submarine???" Yes, I imagine that feeling Jordan expressed is simply teeming in Chrétien right now. Added delight: PM PM's cross-country carnival has apparently done absolutely nothing to raise public support; nor has the introduction of "star-candidates," nor has the elaborate commercial campaign, nor has the dispensation of funds for BSE or cities or whatnot done a damned thing. Its mistep after mistep after mistep, of which this is the latest, and it's making the Liberals look desperately imbecilic. Oh, welcome to the agoe of Paulitics As Usual. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Paul Martin: once Canada's Golden Boy and Ray Of Hope®, now the political equivalent of Inspector Clouseau. Pardon this blog while it rolls around in hopeless, incessant laughter. Who thought we'd have a Prime Minister that would make Jean Chrétien look savvy? Hell, he makes Kim Campbell look like Woodrow Wilson. In the words of an immortal philosopher: SNARK!
Yes, I'll stop being smug now. ;-) ~~Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain...~~
On the flip side, Bob Robertson (of Double Exposure) has a funny take on how the Liberals can get another majority government. Worth reading.