Sunday, January 28, 2007
2007 political season starts with political trickery
I'm not exactly sure how you can reconcile trying to get things done in Parliament with trashing the leader of the Official Opposition at the same time. But the Tories apparently think it can be done.
UPDATE (1:25 pm): I'm getting a bit of a kick reading Liberal bloggers displaying outrage over the very idea that Conservatives would run attack ads against their precious leader Stéphane Dion.
a) What are you afraid of?
b) You guys did it 24/7 against the opposition for 13 years in powers. Spare me the tears, will ya?
UPDATE (3:44 pm): Liberal bloggers are characterizing the fact that the Conservatives are launching these ads even before an election as a sign of desperation. So, I wonder what it says about Dion and the Liberals that they felt a need to create their own ad in response even before the Tory versions are released.
As for the Dion ad itself, I'm not exactly sure what it's supposed to accomplish. He's sitting there summarizing his talking points for the past few weeks. I suppose they want to get the "real" Dion out there before the Tory version is distributed. Yet the "real" Dion isn't really saying much at all. I'm not sure if the ad really responds to anything, especially since we don't know what the Tories have come out with yet.
Pass the popcorn.