Thursday, May 18, 2006

Quote of the (Fri)day

Nice Trudeau quote in the comments to the post below, and indeed the N.S. provincial election is fully underway. A few thoughts on that over the long weekend. Here’s another few words, anonymously spoken and though of a slightly more depressing note, unfortunately more apt than those of PET.
"No matter who you vote for, the Government gets in."
Heh. That and other amusing electoral observations in this kos diary. Perhaps it was naive to think that Harper wouldn't resort so quickly to such utterly political tactics, those so frustratingly perfected by the Boudrias and Valeris (to name but 2 House leaders) over the course of the past 13 years. Perhaps it is too much to hope that elected Governments, of whatever stripe, aren't more forthright and less imperious in their conduct of the nation's business.

Alas - at least it is humorous to observe from the sidelines the sudden, irony-rich role reversal among the partisan commentators on sides red and blue. How quickly deft maneuvers might be broadly dismissed as arrogance, (and vice versa, of course) where the shoe is on the other foot. But so the game is played these days. I find my own appetite for it all on the wane as the summer sun approaches...


Blogger Jason Cherniak said...

Actually, I might agree with you (at least, your past sentiments) to the extent that I wish the Liberals would have shown more consistency. As government they always refused to hold these votes as a matter of principle. They should have euqally refused to participate last night.

9:12 PM  
Blogger The Tiger said...

It's tough to stay consistent, isn't it?

Looking at another role reversal -- how about the successive outbreaks of Clinton Derangement Syndrome and Bush Derangement Syndrome?

One wonders whether this is simply an outgrowth of the 24 hour news cycle and access to tonnes and tonnes of information and commentary.

I suspect that fair judgments wait for a few years after a given administration/ministry.

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Tiger said...

In light of this post, James, Coyne's latest might appeal.

He stays consistent, at least.

9:52 PM  

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