Thursday, March 01, 2007

Puppets Who Kill

And people say nobody takes the NDP seriously...



  • Hehe, Scott Brison on PrimeTime Politics tonight:

    "The NDP are doing as-best-os they can."

    I nearly died.

    By Blogger lance, at 8:15 p.m.  

  • Clearly all the pot they smoke has fried their brains.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 8:17 p.m.  

  • Shit! We need to get some Tory advisers over there quick. They're making Cardinal Dion's Liberals look like the credible lefty party!

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 8:18 p.m.  

  • Egads, that was painful...methinks it's passed time to review my earlier defence of Layton...

    By Blogger Playdough, at 9:45 p.m.  

  • We're sorry, Mr. Broadbent - please come back, we'll do anything.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 10:04 p.m.  

  • And Pat Martin will still beat whatever joker the Libs throw against him in the next election....

    By Blogger Manitoba Liberal, at 10:19 p.m.  

  • I don't know, Manitoba Liberal, I'd bet the Liberals would win if they run Finnegan.

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 10:23 p.m.  

  • They must be setting their sites on the 4-6 year old demographic.

    By Blogger Robert, at 10:23 p.m.  

  • Yeah I've got that one up too CG beat you by a couple hours though :p

    By Blogger nbpolitico, at 10:36 p.m.  

  • The NDP is aware that Treehouse TV's demographic can't vote, right?

    Not sure whether to laugh or cry for the NDP over that little episode... yikes.

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 10:41 p.m.  

  • I guess if you can't beat the Tories, you might as well try to beat the NDP.

    By Blogger Greg, at 7:17 a.m.  

  • I just found that interview with Layton on Stephen Taylor.

    What the heck is with Jack Layton? If he was that person in public, easy-going, casual, cool-headed, plain-spoken, he'd be beating Dion out right now, I think.

    Liked him a lot on city council - have been really disappointed in him federally, he's always got such an antic disposition put on. He's become a joke.

    But the person I see there, with Taylor, is not a clown - he's a calm and casual person with ideas. Ideas I may not agree with, but can respect, certainly.

    Layton needs a makeover - he should be kicking right now, not sinking.

    I'm shocked by that interview.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 8:27 a.m.  

  • Does this make Jack Layton ... Master of Puppets?

    By Blogger garnet, at 9:32 a.m.  

  • Or master of puppeteers?

    By Blogger nbpolitico, at 9:44 a.m.  

  • Say what you will about the packaging, but the message got out. Now more people know that the Tories made increased support for QC's Asbestos industry a priority over and above taking any and all measures to ensure kids' safety. Bash the Dippers all you want (heaven knows they have gargantuan problems), but at least they're seen as doing something in the news these days aside from demanding apologies from a man who won't give one while he rises in the polls week after week.

    By Blogger Columnless columnist, at 10:29 a.m.  

  • Lighten up guys. I'd take a good puppet show over an Earnest Show of Concern about an Issue any day.

    By Blogger Josh, at 11:34 a.m.  

  • I disagree with the "but they got people talking" perspective - no one is talking about asbestos, but about what a bunch of clowns the NDP has become.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:45 a.m.  

  • well at least they are getting some air time..

    even if is in the "offbeat news" category

    By Blogger mezba, at 12:11 p.m.  

  • That was surreal. It's hard to imagine that two of them thought it would be a good idea. I mean, anyone can act on a loony idea in a moment of mental confusion, but for such a bizarre notion to infect two people at the same time? I hope this is well-archived because we'll never see its likes again.

    By Blogger Abrawang, at 2:03 p.m.  

  • It is cringe inducing, no doubt about it. So flame away on that point.

    But Asbestos in kids toys?!? WTF!?! As a parent that pisses me off.

    Cheesy stunt or not, it's the first I've heard about the issue.

    By Blogger Pink, at 2:47 p.m.  

  • looks like Ernie from Sesame Street in blackface

    By Blogger Hy Coup, at 2:53 p.m.  

  • Bo Green, I feel exactly like you do! Layton is actually a highly intelligent and rational kind of guy, who (had) a gift for explaining his policies in an undeniably interesting kind of way. That's why I was so excited to see him enter federal politics. And, to be honest, I thought he had noticeably improved in the 2006 election, particularly after his horrendous performance in the 2004 election (and those debates...ouch!).

    But I'm not sure what's going on with the NDP's brain trust. You're totally right, Layton should be tearing apart Dion and Harper on a daily basis, and he's got the intellectual capacity to do it in a way that should appeal to Canadians who are desperately looking for an alternative to Dion and Harper.

    Instead we get...puppets.

    By Blogger Playdough, at 3:05 p.m.  

  • I think my favourite part of the press conference is how Pat Martin changed his voice to "puppet voice" for their skit...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 3:09 p.m.  

  • The saddest part is that the NDP was right, if they had just presented an intelligent critique less people would know we are using asbestos in kids's toys. Maybe they should do a puppet show on proportional rep...

    By Blogger Demiurge, at 4:16 p.m.  

  • that wasn't his real voice??

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 4:54 p.m.  

  • The irony that Pat Martin should be puppeteering, instead of having the puppeteering done to him, as is usually the case!

    By Blogger WJM, at 7:09 p.m.  

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