Dumb and Dumber
Duceppe proclaimed today that he hopes the Bloc can win all of Quebec's 75 seats in this election, wiping the Liberals off the map. I don't know who Duceppe's pollster is giving him breakdowns of the West Island (Frank Graves?), but I think Irwin Cotler can likely still sleep easy tonight, despite Duceppe's boasting.
Then again...the Bloc does have one thing going for them in Quebec right now that could set up a sweep. If you'll recall my BQ preview, I gave Duceppe the following advice:
2. Make sure there is always a microphone in front of Jean Lapierre
And, tonight, Jean Lapierre did not disappoint, becoming the first person (of many?) this campaign to compare their opponents to Hitler. OK, OK...I'll be fair. He compared Duceppe to a "Nazi" - not Hitler. So maybe he only thinks Duceppe is at Goebbel's or Goering's level.
However, this does raise an interesting question. If the Bloc Quebecois is comparable to the Nazis, who does that make the man who co-founded the Bloc Quebecois comparable to? Hmmm....