Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Harprorogue in a nutshell

Canada's new solitudes

"Stephen Harper demonstrated that there was no bridge he would not burn, no low road he would not take, to stay in power. Beyond the deceit and the intentional obfuscation, what could not be forgiven was the prime minister's willingness to conjure up our national-unity demons...

"Successive prime ministers have seen it as their duty to manage the national unity file with prudence and care; to light a match near a can of gasoline -- to set east against west... simply for the sake of personal political survival was to scatter this primordial leadership obligation to the four winds."


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Chrystal Ocean said...

I am sick and tired of British Columbia being lumped under "The West."

The HarperCons did NOT do well out here. It's Alberta which is Harper country, not "The West."

Damn it all. I wish people would stop perpetuating the myth that The West is one big Harper love-in.

Constant Vigilance said...

I can't blame you. The are, however, parts in the interior/eastern BC that are very Albertaesque.

The post was, of course, a quote. But I will strive to maintain the difference.