Thursday, October 07, 2004

Politics on my mind

It's been awhile since I posted anything, but I've been out doing pastor stuff (i.e., visits).

In Tuesday's debate, Dick Cheney has offered a new version of the events leading up to the war in Iraq (I pulled this from The Corner).

On the Canadian front, the Conservative Party has threatened to bring down the government by supporting the Bloc ammendment. Folks have suggested that the Liberal government won't last a week before they lose a no confidence vote in the House. After that the Governor General will have to make a decision to call an election or ask Stephen Harpur to form the next government. This would lead me to ask, Who would work with the Conservatives? Certainly not the Bloc. The NDP wouldn't co-operate (plus they wouldn't have enough combined votes). Also, both the Bloc and the NDP are to the left of the Liberals, so any co-operation would be brief. If the Conservatives bring down the government for no compelling reason than political opportunism, they do so at their own peril. Voters (especially in Ontario) will punish such silliness and the Liberals will be back in with a Majority.

But I think most Canadians are more interested in the government getting on with running the country than about the politiking in Ottawa.

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