The Libs, arrogant sods that they are, should have seen it coming. He did all in his power to help Stephen Harper toss out Paul Martin. Next time he did everything he could to help Stephen Harper bludgeon Stephane Dion. Now, when the centre and centre-left so desperately need to hold Harper to a bare minority, he's at it again - dividing the centre and centre-left in a vain bid to carve out his own ascendancy.
I don't care how devout a Dipper you are, Jack Layton is a self-serving prick with all the conniving instincts that let Stephen Harper steamroller the PCs into capitulation.
As a Liberal, albeit a genuinely "Disaffected" member of the tribe, it has been fascinating watching the Libs bring themselves down. Layton didn't do it, he's merely a crafty and, when it serves his interests, sleazy opportunist who, at every turn, has been content with helping Stephen Harper in order to advance himself. Jack has been gaming Parliament since he opted to dump Martin and usher in Harper. That's what pricks do, consistently, predictably.
Oh well the Libs can't complain. The IgLibs thought they only had to fight Harper. They didn't see the knife coming from behind. Layton saw his spot and went for it and it's hard to fault him for putting Jack Layton ahead of Canada. That's politics.
If only. If only the Dippers had some coherent policy that would persuade the Canadian public to back them, but they don't. The best they can do is harness the popular discontent with Harper and his feckless Opposition and play that for what it's worth.
The bottom line. I don't care. Not one of these offerings - Conservative, Liberal or NDP - has earned my support. Not one is worth a shit to my country. None of them is willing or perhaps even able to rise above political brinksmanship to address the real challenges facing Canada in this century. A pox on all their houses.
Can somebody get me Louise Arbour's home phone number?