So there is a twist in this story now. The Governor General has given the okay to Stephen Harper to have his way; to suspend Parliament until the 26th of January, 09 so that he can have some time and come up with a (hopefully) better budget. In my opinion she‚Äôs done what a Governor General should be doing, and I respect her decision. I also agree with her in some sense; the economy is in a bad shape and a little late but good solution is better than a quick but not so good solution. Stephen Harper needs to do his homework and needs to do it really well.
But even if he does come up with some ingenious way of making everyone happy and also throw a life jacket for the Canadian economy, will it really make a difference in the ‚Äòcoalition‚Äôs desire to throw Harper out?
Right after the decision by the GG was made, Dion told the media when asked whether his stance on kicking out the Conservatives is still as was, or will it change if Stephen Harper brings forth a satisfactory budget. He‚Äôs response was that ‚Äúthere will have to be a ‚Äòmonumental‚Äô change in the budget‚Äù. He repeatedly used the word ‚Äòmonumental‚Äô and when asked by different media folks again and again what he meant by monumental, he simply ignored, avoided and did not answer the question. Either he used a big word that he does not know the meaning of, or he does not want to admit that he wants to kick the Conservatives out no matter what.
Jack Layton on the other hand was very clear in his statements, when he said ‚ÄúStephen Harper cannot be trusted.‚Äù and that he was all for the move to kick Stephen Harper no matter what!
Harper: ‚ÄúOh SH!T I‚Äôm screwed. ‚Äù
Duceppe has lost all possible respect that he might have had. He completely ignored the question of what he and the coalition will do that Harper won‚Äôt, and what will be the coalitions move if Harper produces a satisfactory budget. Instead he went on to say ‚Äúwell‚Ä¶ if my grandma was on wheels, she‚Äôd be a tractor‚Äù.
Yah, OKAY, what does that mean? Like REALLY, what does that even mean? And not only that, he WINKS at the media after saying that phrase. Even the anchor and political analyst on CP24 were wandering what it meant. Is this guy an idiot?
So who is going to lead the coalition? Dion, whose own party wants to throw him off the leadership title? Duceppe ‚Äì the separatist who clearly does not know what he is saying in public? Or Layton, who is acting like a punk kid who just single mindedly wants to get rid of Harper?
Just over the weekend I met with a few friends of mine and one of them said, ‚ÄúFinally, Canadian politics is getting a little interesting‚Äù. It certainly is, but I for one want to say that all these political leaders have lost my respect. I really don‚Äôt even know who to vote for the next time elections come.
These guys in parliament should just put their issues aside and just get along and do something for the Canadians. We are paying for their salary and it‚Äôs about time they start doing their job properly as guardians of their country and their people.