Thursday, January 26, 2006

A voice in the wilderness

I forgot to mention in my glorious losers post yesterday that someone out there in the vast Canadian wilderness, a tribe of federal PCs still roam the land. Alas, they are not Progressive Conservatives, because I imagine there are all sorts of legal and copyright issues with using that name. No, they are the Progressive Canadian Party of Canada. They got 14,446 votes on Monday which shows they have a bit of work to do before they bump off Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.

I admit, I had visions of a grizzled, scowling Joe Clark thumping across the land, perhaps with a gnarled tree stump as a walking stick and missing an eye, having sacrificed it to the gods for wisdom. And he’s preaching to those who want conservatives, but for whom Stephen Harper scares the bejesus out of them. And he’s telling them their day will come. That there is no need to vote for Harper and his ilk. Just follow him. Follow him and one day soon he will lead them to the Promised Land. Lead them over the Rideau Canal and back onto Parliament Hill.

Yes, it would happen. And Joe would be prime minister once again. And it would be a good thing.

It was a lovely vision. Alas, when I checked out their website I get Tracy Parsons, who is not grizzled, gnarled, nor one-eyed. And is instead an attractive 40-year-old blond mother of two. Kind of disappointing, really. I think she should consider getting Clark back for the ’08 election. And, you know, scruff him up a bit.

It could work. Honest.

Playing on iTunes
Receiver - Sean Panting


Liam O'Brien said...

Joe should run for the Liberal leadership. He's been actively helping get Liberals elected since 2000 or so anyway!


Anonymous said...

Liam, anyone who disagrees with you, ever, on anything, should become a liberal. You need a new tune.

towniebastard said...

And, um, if you're going to take a shot at Liam, then you should really put your name after your post. I appreciate if you don't have a blogger account, but there's no reason why you can't put your name after your comments.

I've never particularly liked anonymous shots. I used to get them all the time when working with newspapers. People writing the nastiest letters to the editor, but unwilling to sign their name to it. We would never run them.

If you have an opinion, and a strong one, that's good. But unless you fear reprisal from your employer or some other really good reason, then there is no good reason for taking a shot and being unwilling to put your name to it.