Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Danny Boy

The PCs win the Newfoundland election.

This is somewhat surprising. I didn't even know Newfoundland had an election going on.

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  • The real surprise isn't how many seats Demagogue Danny won, but how few. I'm quite frankly stunned that you could win 70% of the vote but not win all the seats. Walter Lea and Frank McKenna had 10-12% less than that, and PEI has had three near misses (1-2 seats) with vote totals in the mid-50s.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 11:09 p.m.  

  • "I didn't even know Newfoundland had an election going on."

    That sounds about right.

    By Blogger Dennis, at 1:24 a.m.  

  • The real surprise isn't how many seats Demagogue Danny won, but how few.

    Common.. he won 91% of the seats.

    Good for him.

    By Blogger me dere robert, at 8:04 a.m.  

  • Those numbers are likely to decline in subsequent elections.

    Just wait and see what those numbers look like 4, 8 and 12 years from now.

    And I think Danny has bit off more than he can chew.

    With the Federal Conservatives giving more power, authority and revenue to the provinces, in a few years the provinces will collectively own the federal government.

    Is that what Danny really wants?

    He'll have no one to blame but himself.

    Then what . . . .

    By Blogger Down & Out in L A, at 8:50 a.m.  

  • "And in a much needed show of strength, he will drive his enemies before him, like leaves before a storm. He will make whores of our wives and slaves of our children. He will appoint a horse to the Senate. And he will have the oceans whipped for daring to turn their tides without his lead."
    -Stephen Colbert

    By Blogger Mr.E, at 9:19 a.m.  

  • Geez... give the guy some credit.

    By Blogger me dere robert, at 9:32 a.m.  

  • ahahahahhahahaa. That post made my day.

    By Blogger FederalPapers, at 11:36 a.m.  

  • Danny may or may not be a demagogue, but he's a sharp politician. Congratulations on his victory, though I'm a little dismayed by the one-sidedness of it. Such huge majorities are rarely that good for democracies, as it usually takes a decent-sized opposition to keep a government on its toes.

    By Blogger Brian in Calgary, at 12:09 p.m.  

  • hopefully Danny will covert those MOU's into deals and NFLD will be soon rolling in oil $dough. Then, as a "have" Province they can have their wealth siphoned off by Ottawa.

    It will be a wonderful day, despite Danny's complaints that it won't be fair.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 p.m.  

  • Guys!

    Give Danny Williams his due. In politics, you’ve got to talk rubbish some of the time. Danny Williams has managed to establish a rapport with his province. That’s something that dion (The Logical) can’t do.

    Of course, merely talking rubbish won’t get you far. Harper is an example. Danny Williams walks the talk, while harper walks a crooked path.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 3:46 p.m.  

  • Moreover Danny got 70% of the vote in a three-party system. Gordon Campbell was only two seats shy, but this was in a two-party system, where necessary winning pluralities tend to be higher.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 3:58 p.m.  

  • Also, I believe this clip is in order:


    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 3:59 p.m.  

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