Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday notes...

1. A new Conservative strategy?

No talking.
Earlier yesterday, Harper attended a tightly controlled "photo opportunity" at a home renovation worksite to highlight his proposed measure of tax credits to stimulate the construction industry. However, he did not formally speak to Parliament about his government's throne speech, budget, or to the Liberal call for regular updates.
2. Bob Rae, do you have a killer line for every scenario?
"They're going to find that the trouble with deathbed conversions is that sometimes you live," Liberal MP Bob Rae said.
I think you do...

3. Agreed:
What is clear now, if it was not before, is that the ground has shifted. It remains to be seen what sort of agenda Mr. Ignatieff will put forward for the country, and whether he will succeed in rebuilding the Liberals into a truly national party. But he has served notice that his party will not play silly partisan games on the economy - and that it will be perilous from this point forward for the Conservatives to play them, either.
4. The picture that keeps on giving:

It spawns another comical critique:
I have studied the photo. And, herewith, I offer the appropriate caption with the names of the actors and their characters: Prime Minister Stephen Harper (the Minister for Arrogance) meets with Human Resources Minister Diane Finley (the Minister for Woe), Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (the Minister for Hardship), International Trade Minister Stockwell Day (the Minister for Gloom), and Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt (the Minister for Desolation) in his office on Tuesday.

You're welcome. This is going to be fun. Especially when Our Glorious Leader tries to go all President Bartlet and offer up a photo op with his bare feet on his desk.