Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Harper, Ignatieff are both winners - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Harper, Ignatieff are both winners - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA: "Who hates this? Not surprisingly, the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois do. It must gall Jack and Gilles that they gave Ignatieff just the leverage he needed to bring Harper to the table, by blurting their intention to vote non-confidence at the first opportunity.
They could have hedged their bets and denied Iggy his platform. Do these two never learn?
As for the media, we're guilty of theatrics of our own, it seems to me. During an otherwise newsless June we put up a rash of breathless stories speculating about a summer election. Will they? Won't they? Once the 'crisis' has passed we immediately rush to determine who won, who lost, who 'caved' and who didn't, and heap scorn on the entire process.
Does any of this noise matter? Surely it matters most that our MPs, whom we pay upwards of $175,000 a year, will stay on the job for another few months and that the two grown-up parties in Parliament are working together, for a change. Government should be about give and take. When did compromise become grounds for ridicule?"

This is a sound reality assessment PR

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