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27
Apr
And the award goes to...

And the award goes to...

As these things tend to be it was political theatre at its very finest.
Much of the rhetoric was over-the-top, some of the jokes fell flat. There was no shortage of politicians wearing novelty socks, catchy slogans, funny hats, tee-shirts, Nova Scotia tartan, cowbells, thundersticks.
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27
Apr
Hurrah for the Liberal Trained Seal tricks

Hurrah for the Liberal Trained Seal tricks

It was a busy few days under the Liberal Big Top.
There were general meetings and workshops; sessions and socials; keynote speakers and any variety of trained circus acts.
The thousands of Liberal Trained Seals applauded on cue. The self-congratulations, handshaking and backslapping were effusive. If not nauseating.
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27
Apr
Under the Liberal Big Top

Under the Liberal Big Top

The circus came to town the other day. It stayed for three days. Many people came out from all across the country. A lot of them dressed in red. Dogs can’t see red. But they can do tricks. Some of them.
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27
Apr
Politicians Looking Stupid

Politicians Looking Stupid

Elected in ’88 former Halifax Grit MP Mary Clancy, 70, was defeated by Alexa McDonough 20 years later. Clancy’s penchant for political largesse then landed her, without competition, a four-year gig as Consul General in Boston. It’s all pensionable time.
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27
Apr
Fascinating reading on the internet

Fascinating reading on the internet

The very idea of putting MP expenses on the internet is very clever. It says to the voter, “Hey, no need to look here, it’s all public information. We’re doing the best we can...”
So seldom does the electorate ever take a look at these expenses.
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