Second Thots

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Are federalists finally seeing light at end of tunnel?

Separatists Boisclair and Duceppe looking over their shoulders
So, you're sliding in the polls, you're having high profile candidates bow out on you, you're making gaffe after embarrassing gaffe, and to top it all off, you have a former mediocre leader telling everybody you suck and that maybe he needs to get back in their to fix things up.

The Parti Quebecois is on the verge of a complete meltdown, folks. And having party members openly admitting things are going terribly wrong on the eve of an election is tantamount to political suicide.

I'm not exactly sure what Bernard Landry is up to. He and others must truly believe that the party is in such trouble under the leadership of Andre Boisclair that someone of even Landry's limited competence is needed to save something out of all this. Alternatively, Landry might possesses as much bad political judgement as Boisclair does, since openly questioning your leader like this can only result in further damage.

Separatists making fools of themselves during such a critical period in politics should be a welcome sight for those who love a united Canada.

To top it all off, it also looks like the prospect of two credible federal and federalist parties in Quebec, led by Harper and Dion, is spelling big trouble for BQ leader Gilles Duceppe. At least that's what the polls seem to be saying.

Could it be that, after decades of having to deal with the separatist menace, the federalist forces are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Knock on wood.

UPDATE (12:43 pm): Now that I think of it, has there been a political leader in this much trouble since Stockwell Day? I'm not sure we're there yet, but it sure looks like it could get there in a hurry. Stay tuned.

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