Friday, October 16, 2009

Stephen Harper repainting GO Transit trains Conservative blue

OK, that's an exaggeration. But read this traumatic account penned by a GO train rider in this letter to the editor to the Globe today:
"I took the GO train to Toronto the other day and, as it pulled into the station, I was astonished to see that the whole double-decker coach I was about to board was painted Tory blue, with “Canada’s Economic Action Plan” splashed across it in huge letters. Not wanting to enter a Conservative propaganda vehicle, I walked to the next coach. I’m not sure whether Stephen Harper’s face was on the locomotive, but it wouldn’t have surprised me.

Jim Reynolds, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont."
This is bordering on comic excess, thus the blog post title. I wonder how many of those GO train cars have been repainted as part of the action plan advertising extravaganza.

I think there is a tipping point coming soon. Read the letters there, people seem to get it about this government's partisanship. The cheque story is bringing it all home.

Anyone got a picture of this by the way? Send it along if you do.

One other note on the partisanship watch today, there was a good point in this Chronicle Herald editorial following up on their reporting earlier in the week on the lopsided spending going on in Nova Scotia's Conservative held ridings as compared to others:
"Spokesmen for Mr. MacKay and Infrastructure Minister John Baird say the final spending numbers will show the stimulus was shared out fairly. Yet the Tories have also said 90 per cent of this year’s stimulus is committed. That doesn’t leave much to fix the lopsided tally in Nova Scotia."
Yes, how do they get out from under that little problem? The horse is 90% out of the barn.