Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Boisclair Sniffs Victory

Andre Boisclair has come out on top of the PQ leadership race. I must say that I'm extremely glad to see this, not just because Boisclair is a terrible politician, but mainly because it's going to lead to oh so many cocaine jokes.

That aside, with the PQ doing well in the polls, I imagine Boiclair is on quite the high right now. He also managed to get off the best line of the night while accepting the win: "This is a great step on the road to an independent Quebec."

(OK, OK. It's not a great line, and I just made it up so Boisclair may not have even said it, but I wanted to use the "line" pun and none of the news stories have quotes of his up yet)


  • He may be a terrible politician, but Charest is a lot worse, unfortunately.
    Though maybe now people will realize that a coke-snorting premier is not such a great idea. Maybe. Probably not. I should probably move out of Quebec right now.

    By Blogger Justin, at 11:04 p.m.  

  • Alternate Title: "At least he didn't blow his lead ..."

    By Blogger Jason Hickman, at 12:27 a.m.  

  • Keep lining up those cocaine jokes. Boisclair has proven to be pretty thin-skinned about them so far, and he gets nasty when he's mad, which disrupts his pretty-boy image.
    I also think that the overwhelming Quebec tolerance for his cocaine-snorting past might not stand the test of time - particularly the next time that biker gangs are front and centre in the news.
    I wonder who has been dispatched at La Presse to work on a new invesigative report on gang control over the drug trade...

    By Blogger Matt, at 6:45 a.m.  

  • This should be fun... at least for us Anglophones. The problem in this country, the great divide, is that the separatists - other than a few pundits - aren't even reading or watching any of the same stuff. And Google translators just down quite get the nuance of these funny, er, lines of yours CG.

    (BTW, you almost had another pun there with the word "step" as in this is the "first of twelve steps" toward independence.)


    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 1:49 p.m.  

  • Yes, Boisclair is a terrible politician. His handling of the "cocaine crisis" has been awful. It will be very easy for the big Liberal machine to attack him and find further information on his past.

    The one thing I think you should be worried about is that Boisclair does very well at mobilizing youth -- the group of voters who will be voting in the next referendum, the generations that follow the baby-boomers (who have traditionally been the ones most supportive of sovereignty).

    Given that Quebec's population should decrease relative to that of other provinces such as Alberta, BC and Ontario, its weight and influence in confederation will be much diminished. That might further alienate Quebecers and lead them into another referendum at some time in the future. And who would be voting? The people whom Boisclair is apparently so good at convincing.

    I'm not saying this will happen, but it could happen.

    By Blogger Alex B., at 7:51 p.m.  

  • He'll do fine for nationalists as long as he toes the party line.

    My last contribution to this sad state of punnage.

    By Blogger Teddy, at 2:50 a.m.  

  • the Hells issue is a fantastic one, and one that doesn't seem to have hit the Quebec media. The population seems to be fixated on the propriety of personal use, but not a government official abetting/funding organized criminals and murderers.

    By Blogger matt, at 11:04 a.m.  

  • "a government official abetting/funding organized criminals and murderers"

    Well said Matt. That's got to become Charest's focus. Having said that, if he goes after Boisclair too much too soon, it's old news by the time the real election starts a year and a half from now.


    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 11:34 a.m.  

  • Which is precisely why the Liberals will be waiting for the next election campaign to release the juicy info they have probably already collected on Boisclair.

    By Blogger Alex B., at 3:21 p.m.  

  • It is with these attitudes that we will get finally our country. You can't even judge the skills of Boisclair as a politicians because most of you don't even understand him. And I am pround to be French Quebecer and know that I am less redneck thinker than people from Calgary ;P Honnestly, i don't give a shit about his cocain experience : what would it change ? He doesn't take drug anymore... About the Hell's have you thought to not vote for Trudeau or Charest because they took some weed (all drugs come from organized crime) ? Oh no, it is true, you dear canucks would like better the Harper way : put all druggies and gays in prison :)

    Ah qu'il fait bon d'être au Québec et d'être issu de cette culture TOLÉRANTE

    Sans rancune,
    Montréal, Québec

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:20 p.m.  

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