Thursday, January 05, 2006

Stoddard Online

Stoddard Online:
Let us pretend for a moment that you have suddenly emerged from the effects of a ten year nap. You are informed that one of the two old political parties is in power in Ottawa, however, you are not told which one. You are given two weeks to make a decision as to which party is in control. This decision must be based exclusively on your observations and findings. Would you be able to determine who holds the reins? Probably not. If this is true, does that not tell us something? In other words, is there really a decision to make on election day. We went into this campaign with a minority Liberal government with Mr. Martin trying to claw his way out of his political coffin. It would now appear that the best that can come out of all this will be another minority government. True, it may be Mr. Harper and the Conservatives this time, but again, will it really matter? It was an expensive poker hand that cost the Canadian taxpayer untold millions to ante up. There will be no clear winners of the hand. We will have only shuffled the deck.

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