Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Federal Election

Wow - its been well over a year. I want to try this again. I want to be more brief this time.

Stephen Harper must have been busy last night. No, not celebrating his victory. He must have been busy creating his economic plan.

Just like when I was in University, Harper left it until the last minute to create his plan for the economic crisis - or as he likes to call it the era of global economic uncertainty. He must have created it last night, or else why wouldn't he release during the campaign?

This makes me sick. Dion talks of having a plan but never talks about the details. Harper talks about taking it easy and not rocking the boat, then releases a six point plan after the election?!?! Shouldn't we be using the campaign to debate the merits of each plan and decide which one we want to carry forward with. But like Kim Campbell said, the election is no time to be discussing serious issues.

The only reason I can come up with why Harper didn't release his plan (because its not too controversial) before the election is because he actually had two plans ready to go.

That's right, one for a minority and one for a majority government.

Now, wouldn't we all like to know what he really wanted to do.


Breakenridge said...

All this talk of hidden agenda bogeymen is so 2006.

Breakenridge said...

Particularly look at the first section regarding Dion's non-plan, and the assertion that no one can really have a plan at times like this.

I think Harper's decision to come out the day after the election with his own questionable plan to deal with forces well beyond the comprehension of average Canadians has more to do with realizing he's planning for how he will be received in the next election and little to do with the minority/majority conundrum, as you suggested.

Atypical Albertan said...

That's exactly my point. He thinks ordinary Canadians can't handle the discussion and they won't vote for him, based on his plan. If he's worried his plan won't get him votes or stand up to scrutiny in an election - then why is it his plan? So instead of spending six weeks debating the plan, we debate pooping puffins and then hear about the plan the next day.

Breakenridge said...

I don't think he wanted anything to do with debating pooping puffins.