Thursday, October 16, 2008

How Aboot Those Canucks?

As has been noted elsewhere, the right has won at least one of the big North American elections. Canada is just as important as the USA honest. Anyway, the Canadian left appears to have learnt the art of graciousness in defeat from Ken Livingstone's supporters earlier this year:
Our prime minister, Stephen Harper, a strange man with an awkward gait, an absence of social skills, and the dress sense of that guy at the back of the hardware store who sorts nails for a living
I wonder what it is she doesn't like about him though:
Harper, the Conservative PM, is a rightwing extremist, although he doesn't suck up like Cameron. He is an anti-choice, pro-prison, poverty-ignoring, food-safety-privatising, arts-ridiculing, Afghanistan war-loving, cowboy hat-wearing guy.
Fantastic, can we have him over here too?

5 comments:

JuliaM said...

Yes please!

Or, we could have Palin instead? Another, younger, Iron Lady :)

John M Ward said...

Good idea to have Palin here! We'd certainly appreciate her, even if the Americans are still too naive to realise how they are being taken in by Obama's slick campaign style.

("The lady's not for turning. Moose hunting yes, but not turning!")

They have the perfectly good excuse over there that they haven't learnt the way we have after Blair.

We here have learned! They will be next, though probably not in time for this election.

Ross said...

"They will be next, though probably not in time for this election."

If they're anything like us with Blair then they'll begin to ralise that voting Obama was a mistake sometime in 2015.

Or, we could have Palin instead? "

That would be fun, she drives the commentariat nuts.

TDK said...

Love the egalitarianism implicit in the phrase that guy at the back of the hardware store who sorts nails for a living

Ross said...

It's hard to believe that some people consider Liberals to be unmeritocratic elitist snobs.