Thursday, January 26, 2006

My long overdue election comment

I can't believe Steven Harper is our new prime minister. Seriously.

I'll keep this brief because with a degree in poli sci I tend to foam at the mouth about politics.

I believe in a woman's right to choose. I think same sex marriage is long overdue. I believe that the way we treat the weakest in our society speaks volumes about our society. I don't believe the US was right to invade Iraq. I have a healthy respect for parliamentary politics and hate glib statements about "corrupt politicians." I like official bilingualism, and think we need to do better things for Canada's aboriginal communities. I like our multiculturalism and diverse immigrant population and think we can do more to help other nations in the throes of development. I don't believe tax breaks for the rich and corporations. I hate the glib "your taxes are too high" rhetoric. I like that if I get sick, I don't have to worry about whether my health insurance will cover it or not, and whether we'll go bankrupt if they don't. I think everyone should be entitled to the same excellent health care when they are sick.

So, I'm disappointed. Even if the election really turned into a referendum on the sponsorship inquiry, electing Harper was not the solution. It's a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your face, frankly.

So, now that they have been asked to form the government, I'm going to need stress relief. Like a kid, this for me will partially come in the form of making fun of our new leader. (see above picture and note how I cleverly put it on the right margin! hah!)

Click here to distort Harper's face in various directions.

Might as well laugh, right?


Sara said...

Dude he's a total nerd.

That picture makes me want to pants him for his lunch money.

elaine said...

Ugly ugly ugly...

Twenty bucks says he was a virgin till he was 25....