Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Michael Ignatieff and the Boy Scouts
When I was a boy I thought that being a Boy Scout was a good thing.
When I was older I was proud when other nations called us Boy Scouts. Because we were the decent mediators and peacekeepers of the world.
When I grew up I came to understand that the war in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake.
So what the hell was Michael Ignatieff talking about today?
A Jack Layton government would be a mistake, he said, especially on a file like Afghanistan, where the NDP has demanded Canadian troops be pulled out immediately.
"Come on, folks, let's be serious," Ignatieff said in Vancouver Tuesday.
"We've got to choose a government on the 2nd of May; we can't choose a bunch of boy scouts on this issue."
And why ? When he has almost no political experience, was a poor opposition leader, who let Harper climb all over him.
And if he wasn't such a fussy chickenhawk, he wouldn't have wrecked his chances in Quebec by supporting the war. And Canadian troops wouldn't still be dying in Afghanistan for NOTHING.
You know it's ironic eh? The man whose hopes were strangled by the foul Con attack machine, is going out trying to smother the hopes of so many other progressive Canadians with his own attack ads.
When he should just be hammering the Cons and selling his own party platform. Because he could be soon working with Layton in a coalition government.
And one day the Liberals and the NDP may merge to form a new party that will drive the Cons from power FOREVER. As this Liberal Senator suggests.
Oh well. Vote for who you must. But I'm tired of the same old, same old, and I'm voting for hope.
I'm never been a political partisan. I was too wild and rebellious to be a good Boy Scout. And after the election I shall go back to marching to the sound of my own drum.
But right now I'm taking a chance for REAL change.
Joining the Orange Revolution.
And imagining a different kind of leader...
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