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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ONTARIO’S PROVINCIAL ELECTION – THE CHOICE BEFORE THE PEOPLE IS NOT A HAPPY ONE – NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL EDITORIAL

Exactly what genuine information do voters get from the Globe’s fawning political endorsements?

Only a single important fact emerges from all of them: if the Globe endorses a candidate, you know he/she/it is about as poor for the job as it gets.

The criteria for these endorsements reside in the dark shadows of the editorial offices, in a place where what is good for the Globe in its day-to-day business and government contacts determines the nominee.

Consider the egregious example of that dark bulk, Harper.

Does anyone who doesn’t work for the tar sands or belong to Christian Right or is both blind and deaf believe he was a quality candidate?

Now we have Dalton the Magnificent joining the line-up of usual suspects:

http://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/dalton-the-magnificent/

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Well, we really do not have much of a choice, do we?

There’s Hudak who has utterly made a fool of himself with chain-gangs, publishing former sex-offender addresses, and now miming Harper’s idiocy about coalitions, something that any good high school student knows is legal and proper in parliamentary government.

There’s Dalton the Magnificent who has made a fool of himself more times than you can count but, more importantly, has put Ontario’s future energy competitiveness and consumers’ household budgets in serious danger with inefficient and costly and ugly windmills.

He lacks even the courage to build the gas-fired base-load plants, needed to back-up the inefficient windmills, in the jurisdictions where they are needed.

Then there’s Andrea Horwath, an intelligent woman, who unfortunately belongs to a party that will see every teacher and civil servant getting record pay settlements.

What’s the big deal about democracy with this kind of choice?

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Our choice is precisely between two bad jokes and a union ideologue.

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“Time for a change” is a mighty ill-considered slogan.

It was Richard Nixon’s campaign slogan.

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“Well, there’s that steady hand at the tiller reasoning again.

 “Stevey and now Dalty.”

I do love those immortal cliches of which editorial writers are so fond.

Remember, Chairman Mao was called the Great Helmsman.