Monday, June 19, 2006

Hanging a lantern on President Puppet

So Stephen Harper has gone on on French tv to proclaim that he's not a puppet.And that nobody pulls his strings. Especially not Chimp Bush. So what? Who said anything about strings? Maybe he's just a puppet like this one.

All Chimp Bush has to do is slip him on like a glove, twiddle his fingers, and watch him jerk and jump. Did Harper think he could say he's not a puppet in French, and the rest of us wouldn't notice and laugh? Gimme a break.
How many Canadian Prime Ministers have had to come out and say they're really really not Yankee puppets?

But Harper not only worships the neo con gang in the White House, his government looks and sounds like them. He acts more like a President than a Prime Minister. He repeats Bush's crazy talk on the Global War on Terror word for word. And accuses anyone who disagrees with him of cutting and running. Just like the Chimp does.

He's attacking Kyoto, coddling the oil industry, planning to jail more kids, build more prisons, and dismantle the social safety net. He's going after gays to appease his religious wingnut base. And caving in to the gun lobby.

This isn't just wacky right-wing politics. This is the Republican Conservative agenda and the White House North. If President Harper isn't President Puppet what is he? A mime, a mimic, an impersonator, or a stooge?

Of course all he's doing by denying the obvious is hanging a lantern on one of his biggest problems, as they say in the business. Trying to turn a negative into a positive. Just like Karl Rove is doing with Bush and Iraq.

I don't think it's going to work for the Chimp. Iraq is just too much of a bloody quagmire. And I don't think it's going to work for Harper either. In fact, I think it's going to backfire and stick to him like mud. Stephen "I'm not a puppet" Harper. Hmmm....yes....I think we can work with that.

Many Canadians may still be stunned by the ruthlessness and authoritarian tendencies of the ReformCon blitzkrieg. And really hot weather makes us stupid instead of smart. But we're not that dumb.

Strings or no strings.

We still know a puppet when we see one...

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