Sunday, December 05, 2004

Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

Maybe transfats was Paul's biggest concern to date, but now he's about to go into the deep fryer. Missile Defense is coming in fast and the Supreme Court will finally make the ruling we all knew was coming next week. And to add to the fun, the ethics commissioner will submit his report on Judy Sgro in the near future.

For a man who commissions focus groups to decide what colour tie to wear, some tough choices are coming. And no one in Canada likes the guy in front of them in line who spends 10 minutes choosing his donut flavour at Tim Horton's.

UPDATE: Armageddon?
I'm listening to the Friday morning Politics online (see the 19 minute mark) and their roundtable chat on missile defense and Liberal MP Derek Lee argued that the weaponization of space made sense because "We might need to stop one of those meteorites". I only hope that our government isn't basing their foreign policy decisions on bad Ben Affleck movies.


  • It will be interesting to see how Martin handles some real issues. He'll probably sign on for missile defense (at the cost of annoying a lot of voters, but at least he'd be doing the right thing IMO) and will find a new inventive way to sidestep the gay marriage debate.

    By Blogger Andrew, at 1:46 p.m.  

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    By Blogger Oxford County Liberals, at 10:32 p.m.  

  • The missile defence issue is a political hot potato.

    Thanks to Bush pushing it last week, I honestly think he got a lot of Canadians irate (if the Globe and Mail is to believed, Liberal MP's phones have been ringing off the hooks fron angry voters demanding we oppose this plan) may be very hard for the Libs to sell this idea. (I certainly am not convinced - anything Bush wants, I tend to gravitate to the polar opposite).

    Now we have the Quebec federal Liberal wing passing a resolution rejecting this idea. Not a surprise coming from Quebec.. but it could open a floodgate.

    By Blogger Oxford County Liberals, at 10:33 p.m.  

  • I think same sex will be fairly easy to dodge. Martin will play up the "courts have decided" angle and there are enough Bloc and NDP members in the house than he can afford for a few of the cavemen grit MPs to vote against any legislation.

    Missile defense will be a lot dicer. This is the Pearson/Dief 60s nuclear arms in Canada fiasco all over again. The Quebec wing voted it down and I'm willing to bet the party will at their national convention in March. The opposition will be pushing for a vote on this in the house and the US is applying pressure.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 12:21 p.m.  

  • By Blogger yanmaneee, at 12:08 a.m.  

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