Second Thots

Sometimes one has to step back, take pause, and have some "second thots"

Monday, October 02, 2006


Are 'retail political' lies better?

Get a load of what Steven Chase of the Globe and Mail thinks of promises made during election campaigns:
The Conservatives were criticized for a 2006 election platform -- and budget -- that was heavy on retail political gimmicks, such as the goods and services tax cut, but extremely light on new ideas to boost Canada's competitiveness.
a) Who criticized them?

b) Good to know what you think about promises political parties make to the people of Canada. I guess some people prefer "retail political" lies about scrapping the GST or "I won't raise your taxes, but I won't lower them either- signed, Dalton McGuinty."

UPDATE (2:48 pm): More from his buddy Jeffrey Simpson at the Globe:

People rarely vote on issues, but rather values and general, loosely formed, often erroneous impressions gleaned from televison clips and tabloid papers, if that.
Don't you just love what some of these folks think about people and democracy?

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