Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Recalibrate ... Regurgitate ... What's The Difference?

If the Throne Speech is an indication of Harper's idea of "recalibrating" his government, then I think we can safely assume that his government is out of script.

Heck, they've been out of script since early 2007 as near as I can tell, and Harper keeps forcing crisis situations so he can justify resetting parliament and then repeating the same script that he used before - it's like a really awful sitcom that keeps recycling bad material because the writers either died or ran out of material ... only there is little funny about this government.

What he just pushed out as a throne speech has been recycled so many times it's ridiculous. What passes for 'austerity measures' is at best a symbolic joke; and his recycling of the 'get tuff on crime, man' line is boring beyond belief. Those bills haven't passed because Harper keeps shutting down parliament.

... and somehow, I don't think that fiddling with the wording of the national anthem is going to persuade women that Harper is working in their greater interests ... not after what has been done to them on Harper's watch

This time, he's shut down parliament for an extra long vacation, and clearly he's done nothing constructive with that time from a policy and directions perspective.

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