Saturday, November 12, 2005

Polling and Political Posturing

There are umpteen dozen polling companies in the world, and for the past several weeks, all of them seem to have been taking an inordinate amount of interest in Canadian politics. As if polls actually meant anything. As if they were really useful.

Well, they might be useful in one way -- they keep the politicians afraid to do more than stick their tongues out at each other across the floor of the House of Commons. You gotta admit it's quieter than pounding fists on desktops (which used to be an accepted way of showing disapproval with what someone just said -- until television got into the act. Then it was decided that pounding on desktops was immature and impolite. Mustn't let your constituents see you acting like a spoiled child! But I digress...).

Adscam, Gomery inquiry, oil-for-food, health care, so's yer momma... All fodder for the election machine. If it ever gets off the ground.

But with Layton and Harper doing their Alphonse-and-Gaston routine, and Duceppe hovering somewhere nearby, frustrated because he's heading up a provincial party only, who knows what's going to happen? Or when?

Or even if.

One thing is for sure: Any bills currently under consideration in the House will die the moment the writ is dropped. One of those bills would mean more funds for the Canadian military, both at home and abroad -- something we desperately need. Call an election and kiss it goodbye.

So before jumping on the bandwagon and yelling to call an election already, go have a look and see if your particular party has any legislation pending that you particularly want to have passed. ( Hint: if it's highlighted in green, it's a done deal. If it's pink, it's dead. If it's yellow, it's got legs.) Everybody has a favorite bill they want to see passed -- or defeated.

Oh, and just for a giggle, take a look at C-213. Apparently David Chatters was asleep last summer...


Blogger DazzlinDino said...

The polls are just ammo for bloggers and politicians I think, best to wait for the main poll to come out.....the

Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:55:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

I view polls as the hors d'oevres before the entree. Problem is, once you've gorged yourself on hors d'oevres, the very thought of the entree can make you sick.

Monday, November 14, 2005 6:41:00 PM  

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