Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Canada's Election

An American blogs about Canada's October 14th Federal Election. Sample comment:
Stephen Harper’s not really calling an election now because of the economy. He’s calling it because he is afraid Obama is going to win the November presidential elections big-time, and as you recall, in the American primaries, he played a rather dirty trick on Obama. Even Canadians who do not care to be overly deferential to their southern neighbour will think twice about voting for a politician who tried unsuccessfully to shiv the incoming President of the United States, and who has been a loyal buttlicker of Mr. 23%. There will be a modest slopover of center and left-wing momentum into Canada if Obama wins, but basically Harper just wants to secure his job again, majority or minority, so that he has plenty of time to kiss and make up.