Over There (in the UK)

November 20, 2003 at 10 PM

Court Jester to the King

Reactions to my Paul Martin rant were interesting. In one corner, we have the American audience, who said in their best grandmother voice, “We should be so lucky to have a Liberal prime minister!” Paul Martin is not George W. Bush, is not as dangerous or worrisome, so Canadians should be thankful.

In another corner we have the Martin-is-the-lesser-of-evils argument, which says that rubes and buffoons inhabit the “real” right wing parties in Canada, and we’re better off with Martin’s centre-right approach. This line of reasoning follows convential Canadian political theory, which says that Canada is a centrist nation, and neither the left or right stand a chance against those who straddle the middle.

How does that expression go? Damned if you do…?



Previously: King Paul

Subsequently: In Spanish, El Gato In A Sombrero

November 2003
the Archives

In Earshot

I only really read it for Canucks coverage, but even still it’s nice that The Vancouver Sun finally redesigned its hideously awful website to look like it was designed this century.

On pizza box art

Web 2.Origami

Welcome to Obama, Japan

The Toronto Star shows where and how the seats changed in the 2008 election

“In Earshot” RSS feed

In Frame

Photo of Madrid Modern Photo of Wasp Photo of Hairy and Stripy Cactus Photo of Stripy