Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Public Service Announcement

We all enjoy indulging in debate drinking games. I know I usually do. After all, you need to do something while Gilles Duceppe is talking.

However this year, I have one request - please do not use the word "coalition" in your drinking game. I know, I know - it seems like an obvious word to include. But if you do, you'll inevitably be in the ER with alcohol poisoning by the time we get to the closing statements.


  • I recommend that every time "coalition" or "contempt" is mentioned, that instead of drinking, you make a fixed donation amount to a charity of your choice.

    A bunch of us did $0.25 per on the last day of Parliament to the Red Cross, and it only cost us $25 each...

    By Anonymous Kirk Schmidt, at 11:04 a.m.  

  • I wonder if the Liberals are open to forming a coalition with the Conservatives - or vice versa. It's clear nobody is getting a majority this election, I'd like to see that question being asked of Mr. Ignatieff and Mr. Harper, just to see what the response would be. A coalition need not be with the NDP.

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 11:09 a.m.  

  • Sean - ha ha. That would be a good one, though they'd both inevitably say no.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:30 a.m.  

  • I think it would play to Ignatieff's benefit were he to agree to "work with anyone". I think the Conservatives are so firmly enshrined in the political center that it's hard to discern between Liberals and Tories. That said, I still am of the feeling that most center-left voters would vote Liberal over the NDP because the specter of Libby Davies or Pat Martin as ministers of the crown in a coalition government is too frightening to be real. There's a reason the NDP can't win an election....

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 11:48 a.m.  

  • Likewise, the words "Carson" and "Attorney General" should be avoided.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:59 a.m.  

  • While of course everybody is interested in the 6 minute showdown between Harper and Ignatieff, I predict that the Harper-Duceppe battle will be interesting as well. If Harper wants to go after the coalition, that'd be the place (although I think Harper will be in prozac mode).

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 12:06 p.m.  

  • I predict that the Harper-Duceppe battle will be interesting as well

    I second this. Take a shot every time Duceppe calls Harper a liar over the 2004 coalition ...that should get you flying early in the event.

    By Blogger Tof KW, at 12:36 p.m.  

  • I wish you had warned me similarly about the word "Bush" in the 2008 debate. :(

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 12:56 p.m.  

  • I dare anyone to have a drink every time the shape shiftin' reptiloid Count flicks out his forked tongue.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:02 p.m.  

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