Monday, January 23, 2006

Election Day 2006

Thank god it's over.

Originally, I had intended to spend no more time on this election than what it took for L and I to walk across the road today so I could vote. Then I thought I'd maybe do one post and somehow that turned into six, some of them quite long. Not only that, but the time I spend writing for this blog is usually quite distinct from time I would spend on what I should be doing, but in order to be sure I said what I had to say by today, for the last couple of posts I actually gave up some prime work time.

Anyway, because they've taken time and effort, here is one final shot at my series of posts for the 2006 Canadian federal election:

I suspect I won't make any comments on the results -- I'm sick of talking about their politics -- but I may end up posting some random thoughts. Certainly I'll be keeping my eye on a few ridings, especially Sudbury, where I live; Nickelbelt, which is right nearby; all of the Hamilton ridings; and a couple of the Kitchener-Waterloo ridings, which is where I grew up and where my mother's significant other is an NDP candidate.

2 comments:

SR said...

Hey there GSN! I'm looking forward to getting home and discussing with you, but one thing I wanted to tell you that I thought you might find amusing.

Last night we were watching the returns come in, and at one point a reporter asked some Tory spokesperson to comment on what she thought the meaning of the results was.

She replied that it was clear that Canadians wanted change, but were "not ready to go 'all the way' with the Conservatives."

Inspired by her choice of words, and the sexual implications thereof, I turned to L & C and said "Indeed; Canadians have given them a mandate to feel us up, but we don't want to get fucked by them yet."

Harold Albrecht is Gavin's Dad, eh?

Todd said...

[snicker!]

Finger-fucked then.

The ol' exploitation'll be going that much more intensely, now Reform's in (minority or not).