Thursday, October 02, 2008

"Where's your platform? Under the sweater?"

Whoever came up with that line for Jack Layton deserves a raise!

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7 Comments:

At 10:01 pm, Anonymous Trish in Ottawa said...

Totally agree. I laughed out loud at the one.

 
At 11:19 pm, Blogger Beijing York said...

LOL, that is good!

 
At 11:36 pm, Blogger Jerry Prager said...

There were a number of zingers and zaps all evening.

 
At 11:36 pm, Blogger Idealistic Pragmatist said...

That was the highlight of the night for me.

 
At 10:07 pm, Anonymous Eamon said...

That line should've won the debate... it is funny... but it also highlights the most disturbing thing about this conservative campaign... they haven't really told people what they're doing, what they're planning, and its only a week and a half before the election. Theres a good shot that the Conservatives will get a government in the election.. and Canadians really don't know exactly what their mandate is.. One thing that scares the hell out of me is giving Harper an open ended invitation to do what he wants with Canada...

 
At 10:09 pm, Anonymous Eamon said...

Side-note: How many times has a party formed the government in Canadian history without revealing a platform? I'm pretty sure this question is right up your alley, Doc.

 
At 10:14 pm, Blogger Matt said...

Eamon,

That's a good question - and if I was in seminar with you, I'd suggest that you look into it and report back on what you found out!

Unfortunately, I think that you can also make a pretty strong case that many parties completely ignore their platform once elected, and that our electoral system essentially gives a government a four-year blank cheque. But I agree that it is disturbing that many Canadians seem content to vote for a party that has so far not even given us a hint of what they plan to do with a new mandate.

This seems to be the most poll-driven election that I am aware of in Canadian history. There are almost no stories about policies, just an endless stream of polls released daily.

 

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