Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Stephen Harper Flop Sweat Time!

“If you are making up [policy] in response to the latest news, or the latest changes in the stock market, then it is obvious you really don't have a plan,” Mr. Harper told a Toronto business audience.

When the two biggest items in your election platform amount to climb-downs from earlier initiatives--in the case of cuts to arts funding an initiative announced what two weeks ago?--then you are clearly making up policy in response to the latest polls, and it is obvious you have redefined the term "plan" so that whatever it is you have amounts to one.


Scott in Montreal said...

Oh yes. Very well put indeed. It was amazing how many times Mansbridge tried to throw Harper a lifesaver, and how stubbornly Harper refused to take him up on it... probably thought he was "being baited" again. His loss (hopefully).

blogoffanddie said...

Top 10 Stephen Harper election promises.

10. Free “lawn mounties” with every purchase of a snow shovel.

9. Steve promises not to take any more political advice from George Bush or Mayor McCheese.

8. Free beer for every Canadian who says “eh” after every sentence, eh?

7. Steve promises to work the words, “Kiss me, I'm Canadian” into our national anthems’ lyrics.

6. Sell Quebec to the Japanese for billions by telling them its Euro-Disney. (Ooops, sorry. That's one of Steve’s Top 10 ways to sell out Canada).

Number 5. Steve promises not to start his next re-election bid at least until the end of the month and, he also promises to give up his Bob Barker haircut.

4. Nothing for the kids… er¼ make that free beaver rides for the kids!

3. Longer hockey games. Introduce an extra 4th period of hockey.

2. Steve promises never to call an election he promised he wouldn’t call and then introduce his platform at the last minute after the opposition leaders reminded during the debate that he should have one if he wants to be like a real Prime Minister. Naw, forget that. That’s just incredibly stupid.

...and finally, the number one Stephen Harper Conservative Party platform plank...

1. Steve will create a new cabinet post, Minister of Tim Horton’s
Steven Harper, doing for Canada what George Bush did for America.