It's funny, I have never really thought of Dalton McGuinty as a large "P" Politician. He always seemed a relatively decent, relatively competent technocrat that you could trust not to screw things up too badly. I would never have thought him capable of anything as crass as renaming the 401 or, now, promising a new holiday in February. What's he calling it again: "Free Candy Day"? No, "Family Day". This announcement is like making a trick shot in pool: poach from the SoCon base via the name, and meanwhile polish your "workin' man" creds by promising Ordinary Ontarians another day off every year. And he did it just "two hours before Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory unveiled his campaign buses"!
And Tory comes out grumbling about "consulting" with the "business community". The guy probably hates fuzzy bunnies, too. And how could you vote for anyone who hates fuzzy bunnies?
Plus, for this Monday morning, a special bonus John Tory screw-up caught on You-tube! Apparently, he doesn't think much of the University of Ottawa:
Here's a few Ottawa graduates:
Dr. Wilbert Keon, Conservative Party senator - Hon. Hugh Segal, Conservative Party Senator - Norm Sterling, sitting PC MPP, 2007 provincial PC candidate, former Ontario PC Cabinet Minister - Rick Byers, Oakville 2007 provincial PC candidate - Chris Savard, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry 2007 provincial PC candidate - Trina Morissette, Ottawa Centre 2007 provincial PC candidate - Rahim Jaffer, Conservative Party MP
Update: This morning John Tory issued a grovelling apology for insulting the U-of-Ottawa.