Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hey Steve, Pack a Lunch, Take Baird and Clement With You

It's Christmas, a notoriously bad time for the Grinch. Canadians have just handed our Furious Leader Stevie his lump of coal. The Globe & Mail reports that, after opening what appeared to be a real lead in the polls, Harper has once again let it tumble through his oily fingers.

"The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey puts the Tories at 30-per-cent support, in a statistical tie with the Liberals, who are up four points to 32 per cent.
Support for the Tories dropped across all regions and demographic groups.

The striking shift comes in the wake of several controversies which may be taking a toll on the governing party:

• Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney's admission that he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from arms lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber.

• Heavy criticism of Canada's position at the climate-change summit in Bali.

• The political fallout from a critical shortage of medical isotopes due to the shutdown of the Chalk River nuclear reactor.

The telephone poll of just over 1,000 Canadians was conducted Thursday through Monday and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points 19 times in 20."

Once again the Canadian public tells the CPC that Harpo and his ways are really, really creepy. The guy just doesn't get it. If they had a real leader, one whom Canadians could accept, they would have a majority government by now. That leader, however, would have to be a progressive conservative and stop trying to shove and kick our country out to the far right. Steve, only you and the other nutjobs live out there. Look, you blew $31-million on polling. You oughta know better.
Then again, if the Libs had a popular leader, we'd be in a majority now.

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