Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Election and the Midnight Hour
I don't know. Maybe it was the full moon. Or the booze. Or the paint thinner.
But by the time the election ended last night I was feeling rather cheerful.
One...because despite the best efforts of the divided left to take the bullet...gimme gimme no no Me Me !!!! ...we actually DODGED it. Whew !!
And two because I know that as bad as I feel about another minority government, Stephen Harper feels even WORSE. If he wasn't howling at the moon last night, he was probably in his bunker rolling around on the floor biting the carpet. Or shitting on the Quebec flag.
Or just screaming.
Because for Stephen Harper having a minority instead of a majority is like humping an inflatable doll instead of the real thing. He wanted to screw Canada and our values beyond recognition. And now he CAN'T.
And the BEST thing is that he knows it's all HIS fault. He was so close to majority he could lick it. He'll NEVER get a better chance. But HE blew it. So much for Not So Great Leader. Or can we just call him Great Strategic Dumbo?
As for everything else....what can you say about an election where English Canadians have to thank the Quebec separatists for saving Canada and its values? Er....um...merci?
Or one where Jack Layton after telling us he was running for Prime Minister ends up declaring a moral victory in a club not far from where I live called ....The Guvernment. Tricky eh?
Or one that ended with Stephane Dion poking his head out of the smouldering ruins of his disastrous campaign, telling us that he's honoured to stick around as The Opposition Leader .....apparently FOREVER.
When everyone knows that his grateful party is planning to send him to one of his favourite places.
Which leaves me wondering where can I get my money back for this rotten show?
And aren't we LUCKY? And did the divided centre-left learn something from this close encounter with The Abyss.... or the Midnight Hour?
Because if it didn't.
The next time will be WORSE...
P.S. After this sorry episode any English Canadians who say anything bad about the Great Quebec Nation should be sentenced to six months in Ste Tite.
That'll teach 'em ....