I was sorry to see that Belinda Stronach after giving the Conservatives the finger, and dropping Peter McKay like a hot potato, has now decided to kiss the Liberal party goodbye. Although I'm not sure whether it was a smooch...or a smack.
Belinda Stronach is quitting politics, ending a brief but tumultuous fling that injected a lot of style - if not substance - into the staid Canadian political scene.
And who can blame her? Why go down with a sinking ship, if you can fly serenely over the wreck in your private jet?
I also see that her abrupt departure has, as predicted in the Book of Moron, sent the Blogging Tories into such a fevered state of misogyny and wankitude, they've turned into the Blogging Belindas.
Isn't that creepy.
But as for me I'm sorry to see her go. I thought she spoke out well for women's issues, and against the Boy's Club on the Hill. She was great on the gay marriage question. And above all she brought some badly needed excitement into a really boring place....a little life into the House of the Zombie Nerds.
And paid a heavy price...
Her romantic liaisons, her changing hair colour and her fashionable attire kept her in the spotlight almost as often as her political moves.
Just because she's a woman.
People tend to look the other way with men: "boys will be boys" or some such shit. Well, "girls just wanna have fun", eh? Not yet, I'm afraid.
So I was sorry to hear that Stephane Dion didn't take her seriously either. Didn't understand that he needed her way more than she needed him.
But then he doesn't understand a lot of things...
If politics is lonely at the top, Stephane Dion must be finding life downright desolate these days as he all but disappears into the basement of public opinion.
Dion and his dwindling band of supporters don't seem to understand that in Quebec they hate him because he stands for a centralized Canada, instead of a decentralized one. Or because he's seen as an English stooge.
But in large parts of English Canada they hate him just because he's French.
Maybe it's because since the last referendum many English Canadians have developed an almost pathological hatred of Quebec and Quebecers. Or maybe it's just because Dion is such a cartoon character of a snooty French professor.
But when the Tories go after him as Citoyen Dion, it has nothing to do with the citizenship he got from his wife, and everything to do with how he looks and talks. Just like it was for Belinda.
But the poor wacky professor probably doesn't understand that...and I bet nobody dares tell him. He thinks politics is all about ideas...when nowadays it's all about image. And these days in English Canada .....French is out.
If he hasn't learned that by now.
I'm afraid he's going to learn it the hard way.
Too bad for him.Too bad for Canada.....