Saturday, December 03, 2005

Celeb Endorsements

This has certainly been an odd election as far as celebrity endorsements go.

First, Bono turned on Paul.
Then, Kinsella has all but gotten on the Harper bandwagon.
Ralph Klein and Kim Campbell have both said they think Harper will lose.
Buzz Hargrove is now in Paul Martin's pocket.

And now, watching Hockey Night in Canada, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean started talking about the BQ idea of Quebec getting their own hockey team. I don't usually pay too close attention to Don, but the conversation went something like:

Don: I always liked that Gilles. He wears snappy suits. Nice hair. I'm right behind Gilles and everything you're trying to accomplish.

Ron: (somewhat perplexed) Well, let's just call that a case of duception.

So now Don Cherry is endorsing Gilles Duceppe and Quebec independence. Politics certainly does make for strange bedfellow.


  • Didn't he say it was a case of Duceppetion?

    I laughed out loud later when Maclean said something about Machiavelli. Cherry's response? Who does he play for?

    By Blogger Reg, at 9:00 PM  

  • Yeah, Duception - that was it. I knew he was going for a play on words there. I'll make the change...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:05 PM  

  • Kinda like "Stock-a-holic"?

    By Blogger Clear Grit, at 9:24 PM  

  • I saw it as well. Cherry was right on a couple levels.

    First, Duceppe has been impressive in both English and (I presume) in French. They often have the televised scrum clips on CTV.CA and I often watch Duceppe first. Great sense of humour. I really like the guy and I say that as a patriotic Canadian.

    Second, Cherry is saying that he wants it settled. I can't see a way that this gets settled unless Quebec leaves. Like many people, probably including Cherry, I'm bored of talking about possible Quebec separation. I'm bored of hearing the Grits say that people need to vote for them to "save Canada". It has distracted Canada for so long. Maybe Gilles will end the distraction. We all know the Liberals don't want it to stop. The Quebec question means votes for them (in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes) and in the past, it meant sponsorship money.

    By Anonymous Peter Jay, at 12:01 AM  

  • Bart:

    Far be it for me to know what I think better than anyone else thinks what I think, but I haven't "gotten on Harper's bandwagon." One, he has no bandwagon. Two, I merely want Paul Martin to spend some time in Opposition. If the Natural Law Party forms government, that's fine by me. They can't be much worse than the current crew.


    Warren K.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:22 AM  

  • Warren,

    Bart's right. You haven't actually endorsed Harper, just like Campbell didn't exactly endorse Martin.

    But anyone who's read your blog - like me - on a daily basis knows:

    You like Harper.

    So. You want Martin to Lose. And you often tell us how much you like his only real opponent.

    Maybe that isn't an endorsement.... maybe....

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 9:48 AM  

  • Warren;

    True, you haven't really endorsed Harper or "gotten on the bandwagon". But, like Klein and Campbell predicted Harper will lose, you've predicted Harper will win.

    And I don't think it would be a stretch to say that you (or myself for that matter), aren't madly in love with Martin.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 12:24 PM  

  • CG -

    If anything, you've at least been very critical of Harper on occasion.

    Kinsella has not - not really.

    Also, you haven't mentioned that Mom Boucher is thinking of throwing his support behind the Liberals.

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 2:49 PM  

  • too bad Warren isnt a liberal insider this election. If anybody is good at proving the opposition is crazy its him.

    Too bad his opposition is Dalton's opposition, which for some reason means the LPC and the CPC. I wander which one he will have fun with more

    By Anonymous Quebecker, at 3:19 PM  

  • The way Harper is being neutered by the realities of running in socialist central Canada he soon will be running as Liberal Lite. It's a damn shame. But there are no bigger chameleons than the Liberals. One day they are stealing from the NDP's and they are socialists. The next day they are stealing from the Conservatives and they are going to be fiscally prudent. There is no bigger party that has no values of their own. Let's just be everything to everybody and go with the polls. What a principaled stand! And for good measure lets say the other guy is scary. With about 95% of the media in our back pocket that should be good enough. Ohh but we have been good stewards of the economy. The Liberals like to blame the Americans when the economy is bad so why don't you give them some credit when the economy is good. Lets' face it, without Brian Mulroney's GST tax and sky high fuel taxes the federal government would be a basket case. I think I might vote Liberal. They will promise me whatever I want to get my vote. Just ask and you will receive. Do you think the Senate would be too much to ask for? Its tempting to vote for them. Now I know what Buzz Hargrove is going through.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:26 PM  

  • So, I do not really consider it may have effect.

    By Anonymous camobel, at 1:21 PM  

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