I’m looking for the positive spin-offs of the election results.
As my friends at Fresh-FM pointed out, Harper, Layton and May are all easy to spell!
We won’t have to go to the federal polls for four years, guaranteed. Michael Ignatieff told my colleague Jeff McArthur that he made a mistake in letting the Conservatives define him. Did he ever! If he goes back to the US to teach again, he will do even more lasting damage to the sad and lowly Liberal Party.
I’m willing to wait and see what Harper does with his majority and having the NDP as watchdogs sits well with me. With the first Green Party seat, Elizabeth May now has ammunition to be invited to the next round of leaders’ debates.
In my riding here in London, Conservative Ed Holder won his seat but if the Liberal and NDP voters had gotten together, they would have defeated him in a landslide. Ed seems like a nice guy with good intentions who used a terrible photograph for his campaign literature. It makes him look like a giant, floating head.
I’m not saying it hurt his campaign, I’m just offering some constructive criticism and a suggestion that he invest in Photo Shop.
The people have spoken and in my experience, they will refuse to shut up for the next four years. And really, when you look at what goes on around the world, aren’t we just the luckiest bunch of bitchers and moaners? At least we get to choose who to complain about.